Your husband may have a cause of action if she knew she had an std and failed to disclose it to him and knowingly passed the disease on him. This is a newer area and would require more research on my part to fully answer. The law would be murkier as to your rights.
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Your husband might have a cause of action. Your possible claim sounds substantially weaker. The defendant will easily say that it is your husband who cheated and who is to blame. Also, you have the simple sounding but technically complex question of proving who passed what germs to whom.
My advice is to focus on your relationship or not, but don't waste time and money on this claim.
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Your husband and you should each speak with an attorney.
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If the woman knew he was married and knew she had an std, it could be an indirect battery against you as well. You could consult with a civil attorney to see if you can recover damages. Sorry for what you're going through and I hope things improve.
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