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Yes, especially in light of the additional facts you have shared here, I do think you have grounds to explore your options. Here is what I mean by that statement. I do hope that things go very well in terms of your health, but you sound very knowledgeable and I suspect you already know the harsh reality. Some 90% of cervical cancers are caused by HPV, and you have already suffered damages and undergone major medical treatment. That in and of itself certainly justifies at least having a lawyer take a hard look at your case. It will cost nothing to have such a review performed, so I would urge you to take that initial step. On the downside, your major obstacle here will be the matter of proof -- i.e. showing by a preponderance of the evidence that this defendant transmitted this disease to you. The most appropriate cause of action I would foresee under this circumstances is the tort known as "Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress". I do not want to pull any punches here -- prevailing in such a case is not at all an easy endeavor. Given all of the circumstances, however, I think you owe it to yourself to have a reputable attorney consider your case.
I hope things get resolved appropriately for you in this matter. Please do not hesitate to write back if needed. I shall be signing off my computer soon for the night, but I will be sure to check for any updated posts from you when I return to this online forum.
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You are most welcome -- it was my pleasure. I commend you for being concerned about the welfare of others as well.