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My name is ***** *****. I am 61 years old and just discovered my boyfriend has given me HPV. I have been quite stressed about this and the discovery he was cheating and lying. He knew he had it. I know this for a fact. Can I sue him for personal al I jury? Emotional distress at this age? I feel I can not have another relationship in my life as I would not want to do this to another innocent person . Thank you for your counsel.
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Customer: We were together for 5 years. I had him go for testing. He told me he was negative
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Personal Injury Law
Expert:  Attorney 1 replied 1 year ago.

Hello, and welcome. I am a licensed attorney and happy to assist.

I'm so sorry to hear this is happened to you. There's no excuse for knowingly giving somebody an STD, and many state laws embrace that fact. You would have a cause of action for battery, which is an intentional and harmful touching without consent. While the actual touching was consensual, you would not have consented if you had known this pertinent information, so many states qualify this is a civil battery. There are some states that also have very specific causes of action for intentional (meaning knowing with substantial certainty) transmission of such a condition. Either way, you would be entitled to sue this person for your personal injuries and emotional distress. Age is not a consideration. Since this person told you he was negative, you would also have a cause of action for fraud. All of these causes of action would allow you to be compensated for your injuries/damages, and courts could also award punitive (punishment) monetary damages on top of that.

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Expert:  Attorney 1 replied 1 year ago.

Please let me know if there's anything else I can do for you. I'm here to help.


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