Your case is quite usual. Happens all the time. I’ve been the herpes expert in several trials, and some key findings are important. Did you have a negative IgG test when first infected and a positive herpes swab test? If yes, that is absolutely key to proving that you didn’t have this before. I hope the ID doc is a herpes expert.
In the cases I’ve been involved in within the past few years, the settlements have ranged from 990,000.00 to 2.3 million. I think your estimate of success, IF you have the IgG evidence I suggest that you need AND a herpes expert testifying on your behalf. Both are really quite important. If both are true, I think you will get a much larger settlement. You also need documentation of any counseling that you’ve required and information about how this has impacted your life – medically, socially, and psychologically.
What is the plantiff’s defense?