A man has allegedly sued a woman for giving him herpes (Genital herpes is an STD caused by two types of viruses. The viruses are called herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) and herpes simplex virus) after kissing her.
An Englishman identified as Martin Ashley Conway has hit a lady with a lawsuit after their first date kiss caused him to contract herpes.
The 45-year-old man explained that te development has left him disturbed mainly because the woman recognized as Jovanna Lovelace refused to inform him that she suffered from cold sores and thus infected him.
The two lovers turn enemies met on dating website Meetup.com and went on a romantic date that led to them sharing a kiss.
Martin Ashley Conway says the lady’s careless action forced him to sue her for a whopping £136,328 as compensation.
“I was upset, angry and very confused. I wanted justice and it was then I decided I wanted to take legal action against the respondent for the illness she brought upon me,” Martin Ashley Conway said. “As a herpetic, the respondent had a moral and ethical and legal duty to warn me of the risks that I would be exposed to, considering the contagious nature of the virus and herpes being a ‘virus for life’. I did not freely enter into the risks relating to the injury or any type of contagion. I was kissed before I was informed of any cold sore.”
“The respondent owed me a duty of care…(and) a harm was reasonably foreseeable,” Conway added. “It is fair, just and reasonable for the court to impose a duty of care upon the respondent, due to the risk that was negligently being taken with my health, which was reasonably foreseeable which led to three weeks of severe acute symptoms, leading to emotional, physical and financial distress.”
Jovanna Lovelace reacting to the lawsuit labelled it as “frivolous and vexatious”.
Can Herpes Be Cured:
There is no cure for herpes. However, there are medicines that can prevent or shorten outbreaks. One of these anti-herpes medicines can be taken daily and makes it less likely that you will pass the infection on to your sex partner(s).
Source: Daily Mail