09 Jun '12, 8pm

Woman Wins $900,000 in Herpes Lawsuit | Care2 Causes

Woman Wins $900,000 in Herpes Lawsuit | Care2 Causes

A 49-year-old woman in Oregon has been awarded $900,000 for the pain and suffering caused by an internet date who gave her genital herpes, or HSV-2. She alleges that after four dates, she slept with a 69-year-old retired dentist she met on eHarmony, insisting on the use of a condom – and that not only did he remove the condom during sex, but he didn’t inform her that he had herpes until afterward. The plaintiff broke off the relationship, but within 11 days experienced a herpes outbreak. After repeated, painful outbreaks, she spiraled into a depression. Anti-viral medications to control the disease caused large patches of her hair to fall out and she gained 30 lbs after taking antidepressants. The dentist, for his part, took the stand to explain that he was unaware he could be contagious when he wasn’t having an active outbreak. He also testified that he told her about his...

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