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I am sorry for this dilemma. The issue, it seem, will be proof. To hold him liable she would need to prove, by a preponderance of evidence that he knew he was infected with this and lied to her about it
What you are describing, she would need evidence to support this.
IF you can get his medical records, and they show that he was diagnosed PRIOR to this encounter? Then she has a very strong case.
Now...this is something that is available in "discovery"...if she hires a lawyer and files a case, she will be able to get access to the records. But not before.
So she would need to hire an attorney and start the process to see what the records show. Frankly, this case would likely win or loose based on these records.
What type of lawyer ? One with experience in personal injury lawsuits.
Contingency? No...not likely. It is unlikely any attorney would agree to this. You can certainly try and find an attorney or firm to take the case on contingency. But with the case depending on the results of the discovery, I suspect it may be tough to find an attorney to take the case on contingency.
If she can prove that he knew and passed this on to her? Then a large verdict (tens if not hundreds of thousands of dollars) is possible.
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