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Transmitting HIV in California may No Longer Be a Felony…

Transmitting HIV in California may no longer be a felony but it is still a civil offense and you can hold someone of substance financially liable for transmitting HIV in Los Angeles or anywhere in California without warning you in advance of intimate contact.  Filing a civil lawsuit is not extortion.  The laws of California recognize the financial damages incurred by the victim of a celebrity, recording artist, TV or film director or producer, or professional athlete who transmit HIV or any other STD without warning intimate partners in advance of contact. My name is Rivers Morrell, and for more than 40 years I’ve been representing injured Californians and victims of STD transmission.  I understand the weight my clients feel when they first call to speak with me.  Many have thanked me for listening to them, for believing them.  I have seen too many cases where a person of power,

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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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Can I File A Lawsuit Against Someone For Giving Me an STD

“Can I file lawsuit against someone for giving me an STD in LA or Orange County?”  Unfortunately, many people that are sexually active and aware of their own sexually transmitted diseases (“STDs”), fail to inform or actively conceal their infection status from their partners. This is how many STDs such as HIV, HPV, and HSV-2 are spread from partner to partner. After being betrayed by their partners, and contracting these incurable diseases, many people wonder what type of recourse they may have against the person who knowingly infected them with these viruses. Fortunately, in California there are both criminal and civil laws to protect victims in these circumstances. In California, there are laws against an individual from knowingly (or negligently) transmitting an STD to another partner. For instance, if a boyfriend knowingly conceals the fact that he has Genital Herpes and transmits this to his girlfriend, the girlfriend may be able

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Transmitting HIV or AIDS without Advance Warning Can Result in Civil Financial Damages

Transmitting HIV or AIDS without advance warning to an intimate partner can result in civil financial damages.  If you have received HIV or AIDS from an intimate partner without warning prior to intimate contact you may have a case.  If your partner has financial substance such as a professional athlete, celebrity, TV or Radio personality or business owner we can help.  Unfortunately, if the other party does not have financial resources there is simply no basis for a successful case. Many of our Sexually Transmitted Disease or STD clients were concerned that there would be no way to prove their case.  It is not uncommon to hear “It’s your word against mine,” or “You probably got it from someone else.”  Nothing could be further from the truth.  My name is Rivers Morrell, and after 40 years of experience as a personal injury attorney in Los Angeles, Orange County and Riverside

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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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Hold A Person of Financial Substance Accountable for Transmitting HIV/AIDS in LA

It is illegal to knowingly transmit an STD without advance warning in Los Angeles and throughout California.  You can hold a person of financial substance financially accountable for transmitting HIV/AIDS in LA without warning you in advance that you are a carrier.  This is not extortion, regardless of what has been said by other celebrities such as Charlie Sheen.  Transmitting an STD such as HIV/AIDS without warning is a felony, and exposes the victim to a lifelong medical battle and complex social ramifications.  There are substantial medical costs, prescriptions, treatments and psychological support expenses that will be required for you to successfully battle HIV/AIDS.  This will also have a significant impact on your romantic life, and the person who gave you HIV/AIDS is liable under California civil laws for these financial damages. Many perpetrators who transmit an STD without warning in LA tell their victims that hiring an attorney for

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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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