Conyers, GA asked in Divorce for Georgia

Q: Can I sue my husband for having a type of STD before we met and never told me even after we got married or had a child

Husband has genital warts and never told me. Once he did I asked him if it was serious and he said he didn’t know he didn’t ask questions when he was diagnosed. Then after 4 years he told me

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Zachary Taylor Beck
Zachary Taylor Beck
  • Rome, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: You may be able to sue for negligence or battery if your husband should have known or did know he had the STD, but neglected or intentionally chose not tell you, and then you contracted the STD from him. However, these types of lawsuits are complicated and you will likely have an issue with spousal immunity. Another issue will be proving you did not contract genital warts from someone else because genital warts can be dormant for years and a person may not know they are infected.

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