Transmitting HIV to another person through intimate contact without warning is a civil code violation in California. HIV is an especially dangerous STD as it can substantially and permanently affect your health and can lead to the development of the AIDS virus and other serious and potentially life threatening illnesses. California law requires a person who is HIV positive to notify all potential intimate partners in advance of actual contact that they are a carrier of the disease. When a person of substance transmits HIV or an STD without warning you in advance of sexual contact, you can hold them accountable. In order to receive the appropriate compensation for your present and future medical costs, lost employment opportunities, the burden of carrying HIV and the impact this will have on your social life, the partner who transmitted the disease must have resources. If the person who knowingly transmitted HIV was
Transmitting HIV, AIDS or any other STD without providing an intimate partner without warning is a civil code violation in California. It is possible to hold a partner financially responsible for transmitting HIV, AIDS or an STD and our office has extensive experience and expertise in these cases. Obviously, the person transmitting the disease must be a person of substance to justify legal action. If you are given an STD by a medical professional, TV personality, professional athlete, celebrity or other person of substance we invite you to contact us for a free, private and confidential consultation at (949) 305-1400. Charlie Sheen accused people of extortion when they approached him about legal action for transmitting HIV. This is not the case. It is not extortion to recover for the financial impact of transmitting an STD without advance warning. You have been injured, and you will require medical attention for the
Many STD’s such as genital herpes (hsv-2), chlamydia, HIV, HPV, and gonorrhea were on the downswing for many years, with lower rates of infection in the general population. However, recent statistics from the Center for Disease Control indicate that this trend is over, and many STD rates are on the rise again. Many experts have many theories for the rise in STD transmission rates among the population, and one of the explanations focuses on the popularity of new dating apps such as Tinder. New dating mobile applications such as Match.com, Tinder, and Plenty of Fish work to match up potential couples. It is a form of speed dating with many individuals going on multiple dates frequently. As a result of the ease of use, and the huge pool of applicants, experts believe that it has helped to loosen attitudes towards casual sex and encourage promiscuity. In term, this has let
The recent case of Charlie Sheen is still fresh in everyone’s mind. It still surprises me that celebrities and people of substance fail to understand the responsibility they carry when they enter a new physical relationship after learning of their own HIV infection. California law requires anyone with HIV, or any Sexually Transmitted Disease or STD, to notify all potential intimate partners before any physical contact occurs. The failure to do so opens them to exposure under the law, including financial responsibility for all past, present and future medical bills and the impact that carrying an infection such as HIV will have upon the life of a person who received an STD without notice or warning. If you receive HIV without advance warning from an intimate partner of means you can hold them accountable. HIV infection rates are beginning to climb again according to the Centers for Disease Control or
A new global strain of Gonorrhea may become a new STD transmission threat for residents of Orange County and Los Angeles. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have been warning of developments regarding this strain. The so-called “Super Gonorrhea” may become completely resistant to antibiotics and the CDC is concerned about global spread. The STD has reached London, and this is a jumping off point as world travelers unknowingly carry the disease after a visit to the international city. Once a person becomes aware that they carry an STD such as Super Gonorrhea, they are required by California law to inform their partner that they carry an STD prior to intimate contact. The failure to do so brings significant civil penalties and financial exposure to the person who transmitted the disease without warning. In order for these cases to be successful, the person who transmitted the disease must be a
Knowingly transmitting HIV or the AIDS virus to a sexual partner without warning them in advance that you are a carrier or at risk is a civil code violation in California. The recent public admission of Charlie Sheen has brought this back into the consciousness of Californians, and as an HIV transmission attorney and personal injury lawyer with more than 40 years of experience and several successful STD transmission cases, I can shed some light on the core legal issues. If you have any STD – Hncluding HIV, AIDS, Herpes, Hepatitis C, or HPV – you are required by law to notify all potential partners prior to intimate contact. The failure to do so opens a person to “civil” liabilities under California law, allowing a person who is infected to pursue appropriate financial “damages” including, but not limited to: All present and future related medical costs Prescription Drug Treatment Costs Emotional
It is a civil code violation in California for anyone to knowingly have intimate contact or sexual relations with another person without warning them in advance of contact if they are...
The rate of STD transmission in Orange County is on the rise, but it is possible to hold a person of financial substance accountable for transmitting an STD like herpes, HPV or HIV without advance warning. Those who carry an STD in California are required by law to warn any and all potential intimate partners prior to physical contact that they carry an STD. In many cases the parties responsible do not have the means to warrant an STD civil action, but many do. If a person of substance, such as a business owner, celebrity, professional athlete or even a clergy member gives you an STD I can help you to hold them financially accountable for their actions. Your partner may try to intimidate you, threaten you or simply tell you it’s “your word against theirs,” or “I have the best attorneys and you won’t win,” or “you probably got
According to the Centers for Disease Control or CDC the rate of HIV transmission in Los Angeles and throughout California is on the rise after decades of decline. The most recent analysis says the average Californian has a 1 in 102 chance of testing positive for HIV in their lifetime. This is much higher than most Californians realize, and it is important to have the conversation. The national conversation about Sexually Transmitted Diseases or STDs has dimmed somewhat over the past several years, at a time when STD and HIV transmission rates are climbing. Here in California, and in most of the nation, it is a civil code violation to have intimate contact with a partner without advance warning if you know you have tested positive for HIV or any other STD. What is your legal recourse if you have received HIV from a partner? If the person who gave
According to a recent study released by the Centers for Disease Control or CDC the US is experiencing a rapid increase in the number of Sexually Transmitted Disease or STD transmission cases in recent years. Three dormant STD’s – chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis – have increased for the first year since 2006. Herpes continues to be one of the most commonly transmitted STD, with genital Herpes Simplex Virus 1 or HSV-1 significantly increasing in the most recent study – especially in younger demographics. However, the leading STD transmitted in the US continues to be Human Papillomavirus or HPV. Although most forms of HPV are asymptomatic and resolve within a few years, two types – 16 and 18 – account for 70% of the cervical cancers throughout the world. The impact of HPV transmission can become life threatening. While there are vaccines available, they have not seen widespread adoption across American demographic profiles.