If you knew that someone gave you a STD would you sue them? An Oregon woman did and won $900,000 for her pain and suffering.
The 49-year-old woman was looking for a husband on eHarmony, instead she ended up getting Herpes from her 69-year-old match.
She testified that she asked him to wear a condom and he agreed, but then suddenly he wasn't wearing a condom and "it was too late." As they lay together afterwards, he told her he had herpes. Oh just a little side note.
She understandably got so mad she kicked him out. Not long after she had an outbreak and has been having one at least six times a year. To make matters worse, the woman had a bad reaction to the anti-viral meds, losing chunks of her hair and gaining 30 pounds.
The infected jerk claimed in court that he had no idea his herpes could be contagious, even when no outbreak was visible.
Defense attorney Shawn Lillegren sought to turn it around, saying the woman should have known better than to let the man proceed without a condom and insisting that she was "not some little innocent victim," but the jury sided with the unidentified plaintiff and, after just two hours of deliberations, gave her almost the entire amount she was seeking.
"We all felt he should have told her-he had a responsibility to tell her," juror Noah Brimhall tells CNN.
The jury further found the man guilty of committing battery "by intentionally engaging in an activity that harmed the woman," but the Washington County district attorney has already turned the case down, saying there was not enough evidence to convict "beyond a reasonable doubt."
Would you sue if someone gave you an STD?
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