Orleans Parish woman blames partner for sexually transmitted disease

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 17, 2017

NEW ORLEANS – A Jefferson Parish woman is suing a partner, alleging he gave her a sexually transmitted disease.

Arden James filed a lawsuit March 10 against Colin Gilmartin and XYZ Insurance Company in Orleans Parish Civil District Court, alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, James and Gilmartin were involved in a romantic relationship between April-August 2016, after which the plaintiff suffered from a sexually transmitted disease.

Gilmartin is accused of negligently failing to disclose the risk posed to the plaintiff as he was suffering from herpes and overall negligence in handling the situation.

James seeks reasonable damages, court costs, attorney fees and all appropriate relief. She is represented by attorneys Jake J. Weinstock and Irvy Cosse III of Cossé Law Firm LLC in New Orleans.

The case has been assigned to Division G Judge Robin M. Giarrusso.

Orleans Parish Civil District Court Case number 2017-2202.

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