Auto insurance company Geico has been ordered to pay মহিল 5.2 million to a woman after the company insured her after catching HPV from a Hyundai customer. The verdict has not yet been finalized but has already been upheld by the Missouri Court of Appeal.
The woman, who is seeking financial compensation from Geico, reported the case to the insurance company in February 2021. At the time, he said he had contracted HPV, the human papillomavirus, from his partner, a man insured by Geico at the time, inside. His car, a 2014 Hyundai Genesis.
Zico has decided that they will send the case to arbitration instead of settling it. An important point in the case is that according to the woman, in the legal filing only known as MO, her partner, MB did not disclose the STD despite knowing about it personally. The arbitrator confirmed that the couple had actually had sex in the car and that the man in question had not informed the woman of her condition.
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With this in mind, it is easy to understand where he is coming from as he was seriously injured while in this insured car. In fact, even the amount of money involved, 5.2 million, corresponds to a similar injury, said Miguel Custodio, a personal injury attorney who made the situation clearer to DailyMail.co.uk.
“The lesson to be learned here is that people need to expand the scope of an injury … Most people would not think that hitting a car with this disease is an injury – although it is, of course,” he said.
At the moment, Geico has lost every one of its appeals in this case. It is now appealing to a federal court for relief. If the ruling is upheld in the end, it could set a precedent for the entire insurance industry, as policies need to be reviewed with this in mind.