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The 49-year-old Beaverton divorcee was impressed when she met a 69-year-old Southeast Portland man on the Internet dating website e Harmony. They had a lot in common, including that she was a dental hygienist and he was a retired dentist. After enduring repeated painful outbreaks of the disease and spiraling into clinical depression, she filed a lawsuit.On the fourth date -- an evening that included hors d'oeuvres, wine and a few puffs of pot -- the two had sex. Last week after a four-day trial, a Multnomah County jury awarded her nearly every dollar she was asking for: 0,000 for her pain and suffering.Within 11 days, she had a herpes outbreak -- documented by her complaints to a doctor, he said.The woman, who filed the case under a pseudonym, testified that she asked her date to wear a condom and he said OK, but the next thing she knew he wasn't wearing a condom and it was too late.Jurors also found that the retired dentist committed battery by intentionally engaging in an activity that harmed the woman.Several jurors said they found the man's behavior reprehensible and that the dental hygienist's suffering was real."Ninety-nine percent of the people who find themselves in (her) situation simply wring their hands and do nothing," Vogt said. " After Judge David Rees read the jury's verdict, the woman stood up and looked as if she were straining to hold back tears."They know if they file a lawsuit, it's going to be hotly contested. It's going to be massively unpleasant." Vogt asked jurors to establish a standard by sending a message that in a "civilized society" sex partners must tell one another if they have an STD, and that relationships must not "be governed by the law of the jungle." Defense attorney Shawn Lillegren tried to chip away at the woman's credibility by arguing that she was lying about her sexual history and may have had sex with other men who gave her the disease. "The point is she is not some little innocent victim." Lillegren also painted the woman as a money-hungry. As jurors filed out of the courtroom, she held their gaze and mouthed words of gratitude as they passed.
Two jurors, however, dissented, believing the man was entirely at fault.
She suffered from anxiety and depression, and the drugs she took for that caused her weight to balloon by 30 pounds.
Vogt praised his client as a "heroine" for standing up to hold a "dangerous" man responsible.
Did he truly not know that he was contagious even when he wasn't experiencing lesions?
And how much should a person be compensated for a disease, albeit incurable, that affects roughly 1 in 6 adults?
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