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STD from a Celebrity in LA without Advance Warning

What should you do if you get an STD from a celebrity in LA without advance warning prior to intimate contact?  Hold them financially accountable and responsible for your present and future medical expenses and the damage to your personal life.  California law requires anyone with an STD to tell a potential partner they carry the STD prior to intimate contact.  The failure to do so opens them to a civil lawsuit, and if it is HIV / AIDS criminal charges. My name is Rivers Morrell and I have extensive experience in STD related cases in LA.  Los Angeles has one of the highest rates of STD cases in the nation, and those who have worked to take precautions have protections under the law.  Most of my clients express hopelessness, brokenness and concern about the power of a celebrity or that it is “their word against mine.”  I can tell

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Usher STD Case a Lesson for Recording Artists and Musicians

What makes the Usher STD case a lesson for recording artists and musicians alike?  Recently, many news outlets covered the planned civil lawsuit against Usher for exposing several individuals to Herpes without providing advance warning prior to intimate contact.  California law (and the laws of every state in the nation) require those who have an STD to warn potential partners in advance of intimate contact they have an STD.  Like the recent Charlie Sheen HIV case, the Usher case involves those who have tested positive after an encounter with the recording star.  Mr. Sheen described this as a form of “extortion.”  Nothing could be further from the truth. It is a criminal and civil offense to knowingly carry an STD and fail to provide advance warning to potential intimate partners.  California law provides a criminal path as well as a civil (financial) remedy for the failure to notify a lover

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STD Rates in Orange County are on the Rise

Local health officials report STD rates in Orange County are on the rise and LA county has one of the highest infection rates in the nation.  Most recent data from public health officials in Orange County and throughout Southern California have shown a significant increase in reports of syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia that are in line with rises in national STD rates. The recent data shows an increase of 412% in syphilis cases from 2011 to 2016, a 204% increase in gonorrhea during that time period, and a 59% increase in chlamydia during that same period. During the same period, the rates of gonorrhea, syphilis, and chlamydia also increased in Los Angeles County, and nationwide as well. Due to the increased exposure to STDs, many schools and health programs are trying to encourage condom use and abstinence to combat these rising STD rates.  In addition, sexually active young adults are

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Holding Someone Accountable for Transmitting an STD in LA without Advance Warning

It is illegal to transmit an STD in Los Angeles without giving your partner warning that you are a carrier in advance of sexual contact.  Holding someone accountable for transmitting an STD in LA without advance warning is possible if the person who transmitted the disease has financial means.  There are two elements to this issue from a legal perspective: criminal and civil violations.  The transmission of an STD such as herpes without warning in LA is a misdemeanor criminal case, unless the disease is HIV / AIDS in which case it is a criminal felony case.  In either case it is possible to hold the infectious party financially responsible and accountable for their actions if they are a person with financial resources. A civil case is about “damages.”  Damages are the legal term for the financial consequences associated with an action.  When a person infects you with an STD

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STD Rates are on the Rise in Los Angeles County 

STD rates are on the rise in Los Angeles County.  Many of the most common sexually transmitted diseases (STD’s) such as genital herpes (hsv-2), chlamydia, HIV, and gonorrhea have been reported on the rise according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC).  After being on the downswing for many years, there has been a recent uptick in the reported incidents of infection for many of these STDs. Some experts have linked this rise to the popularity of new mobile dating apps and hook-up apps, and a more lax attitude towards casual sex. With the prevalence of STDs out there, there are some very important things for people to know. First of all, did you know that there were both civil and criminal laws with regards to STD transmissions? For example, it is a crime to knowingly transmit/infect another person with an STD. There are criminal and civil penalties for doing

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Transmitting Herpes in LA without Advance Warning

It is illegal to transmit an STD in Los Angeles without providing advance warning to any intimate partner in advance of contact.  If you are the victim of a person of financial substance transmitting Herpes in LA without advance warning we will help you to hold them responsible and financially accountable.  Transmitting an STD such as herpes without warning carries criminal and civil penalties in the State of California.  Transmitting HIV/AIDS without warning is a felony.  It is not extortion to hold someone financially accountable for a criminal act, and a lot of publicity around these cases attempts to position victims as money seeking extortionists.  This is a horrible lie.  A person of financial substance has committed a crime – transmitting herpes in LA without providing advance warning.  It is entirely moral and legal to hold them accountable for the impact herpes will have upon your life, and to recover

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Los Angeles STD Lawyer for Victims of STD Transmission

It is illegal in Los Angeles and throughout California to transmit an STD without warning your partner that you are a carrier in advance of intimate contact.  What should you do if you receive an STD from a person of financial substance in Los Angeles?  My name is Rivers Morrell, and after 40 years of experience as a Los Angeles STD lawyer and personal injury attorney I can tell you that it is absolutely possible to hold someone accountable for transmitting an STD such as HIV/AIDS, Herpes or HPV without warning you in advance of contact. In order for a successful recovery, the person who transmitted an STD must have financial means.  If you received an STD from a professional athlete, TV personality, Celebrity, Actor or Actress, Business Owner or other person of substance I invite you to call me personally for a free consultation at 949-273-2693.  You should not allow a

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Dating Sites Requiring Members to Self-Test for HIV and AIDS

Recently many dating websites have been marred by the rising incidence of Sexually Transmitted Disease or STD transmission by their members including HIV and AIDS, as well as herpes and HPV.  Major dating sites such as Grindr and others are providing home test kits that allow members to test themselves in the privacy of their own homes for HIV and AIDS.  The kit provided by Grindr included a simple gum swab kit that delivers results in as little as 20 minutes.  The site recommends members who receive a “positive” result should pursue independent testing from their doctor or a lab to confirm or disprove the results. Here in California and in most states of the union it is illegal to transmit an STD without providing advance warning to a partner prior to intimate contact.  The failure to do so exposes partners of substance to a civil liability, allowing victims to pursue

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Dating Websites Lead to an Increase in STDs and Sexually Risky Behavior

Researchers have indicated that the rise in popularity of many mobile apps and dating websites lead to an increase in STDs and risky sexual behavior and encounters. There has been an increase in unprotected sexual intercourse among young adults and teenagers, and may researchers believe this upwards trend can be attributed to dating websites that promote and encourage sexual encounters. This increase in unprotected sexual intercourse and other risky sexual behavior has led to a surge in reported sexually transmitted disease (STD) rates according to the Center of Disease Control. One of the most common STD’s reported is genital herpes. Genital herpes can come in two forms: HSV-1 and HSV-2. Although HSV-1 is commonly known as oral herpes, it can infect the genital region as well. Herpes can cause symptoms such as outbreaks of lesions and rashes in the genital region that causes sores, can bleed, and cause irritation and

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Tomorrow is National HIV Testing Day

Tomorrow, Monday June 27 is National HIV Testing Day.  Los Angeles has experienced rapid growth in the number of reported HIV cases over the past few years according to the Centers for Disease Control or CDC.  National HIV Testing Day is traditionally a day to be tested and to increase the awareness of the spread of the HIV virus, but also an opportunity to have a family discussion about sexuality and the spread of Sexually Transmitted Diseases or STDs. In California, it is against the law to knowingly transmit an STD to an intimate partner without warning them you are a carrier in advance of sexual contact.  There is an opportunity for a person to hold someone of wealth or substance financially accountable for knowingly transmitting an STD without warning in Los Angeles or anywhere in California in a civil legal action.  This does not have to be a highly

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