Iowa Woman Wins $1.5 Million in Lawsuit Against Man She Claims Infected Her with HPV

A Muscatine woman has won $1.5 million in a lawsuit she filed against a man she claims infected her with a sexually transmitted disease.

Karly Rossiter filed the lawsuit against Alan Evans, of Muscatine, claiming he told her he was free of any sexually transmitted diseases before they began dating in December 2004. A few days after they had sex, Evans asked Rossiter if she had been tested for the human papilloma virus, which causes genital warts.

The lawsuit alleged that she learned in 2005 that she might have the virus and later began showing symptoms.

Her attorney, Jeff Tronvold, said she underwent a surgical procedure and is now symptom free but there are no guarantees it won't return and she will remain a carrier.

Evans attorney, Michael Koury, of Davenport, declined comment.