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STD Contraction

Contracting an STD can mean serious medical problems as well as social stigma. An Austin STD contraction lawyer can provide you with assistance in pursuing a case against those who are responsible for your health concerns. An attorney can also provide help taking legal action against medical professionals who release your records in violation of privacy laws

The Loewy Law Firm is dedicated to fighting for people who suffer injuries and losses due to negligence or intentional wrongdoing. If someone intentionally gave you an STD or was negligent about transmission of a serious medical illness, give us a call so we can help you hold that person accountable. Adam Loewy can help you pursue legal action and to get answers to questions including:

  • When can I take legal action based on STD contraction?
  • What kinds of compensation can I receive?
  • How can an Austin STD contraction lawyer help me?

When Can I Take Legal Action Based on STD Contraction?

It is possible to pursue a case against a person who causes you to contract an STD if you can prove the individual intentionally or negligently passed the disease on to you. You may be able to prove that your partner knew he or she had a condition and purposefully engaged in intercourse without warning you first, or you can prove that they was unreasonably careless about the risk of transmission when they engaged in sexual behavior with you.

You can take legal action if you can prove negligence or intentional wrongdoing resulted in the transmission of many different kinds of sexually transmitted diseases. Such conditions include HIV, herpes, hepatitis, or other conditions.

If a doctor misdiagnosed a condition or if medical lab test mistakes caused or contributed to the transmission of an STD, you may also pursue a claim against the healthcare providers for their role in the transmission.

What Kinds of Compensation Can I Receive?

Victims who contract a sexually transmitted disease because of negligence or wrongdoing may recover compensation for all economic and financial losses the condition causes. Some STDs, like HIV, can require lifelong and expensive medical treatments. Some victims may have trouble affording these treatments; however, by pursuing a claim for compensation, you can get medical bills paid.

You can also get compensation if your condition affects your earning abilities, causes you to experience pain, and/or results in emotional distress like anxiety. The social ramifications of an STD can result in decreased quality of life, and you should be able to recover compensation for this loss as long as you can prove the extent of your damages.

How Can an Austin STD Contraction Lawyer Help Me?

An Austin STD contraction lawyer will treat your case with the sensitivity and compassion you deserve. At Loewy Law Firm, we care about victims who were misled by romantic partners or medical professionals and got an STD as a result. We work hard to help those who have been hurt get the money they need for medical care required for their condition. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about how we can help.

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