I obtained an STD from a partner. What are my rights?
If a partner of yours has knowledge that he or she may have an STD, the individual must tell you of such an infection before engaging in sexual activities with you. If a partner fails to tell you about an STD, and you later become infected, the partner may be subject to civil punishments This means that the partner may have to provide compensation to you for injuries, damages, medical bills, and emotional distress. Recently, across the country, those who have been infected with STDs because of a partner's negligence have been awarded large settlements. If you have been infected as a result of negligence, please contact our New York and Long Island attorneys for a free and confidential case evaluation. For more information, you can also read a blog we have recently written about STDs on college campuses.