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Mother_Marjorie
Jun 24th, 2006, 01:55 AM
Man wins $400K for 10-year implant malfunction

Friday, June 23, 2006; Posted: 7:51 p.m. EDT (23:51 GMT)

PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island (AP) -- A former handyman has won more than $400,000 in a lawsuit over a penile implant that gave him a 10-year erection.

Charles "Chick" Lennon, 68, received the steel and plastic implant in 1996, about two years before Viagra went on the market. The Dura-II is designed to allow impotent men to position the penis upward for sex, then lower it.

But Lennon could not position his penis downward. He said he could no longer hug people, ride a bike, swim or wear bathing trunks because of the pain and embarrassment. He has become a recluse and is uncomfortable being around his grandchildren, his lawyer said.

In 2004, a jury awarded him $750,000. A judge called that excessive and reduced it to $400,000. On Friday, the Rhode Island Supreme Court affirmed that award in a ruling that turned on a procedural matter.

"I don't know any man who for any amount of money would want to trade and take my client's life," said Jules D'Alessandro, Lennon's attorney. "He's not a whole person."

A lawyer representing both Dura-II manufacturer Dacomed Corp. and the company's insurer declined to comment. Dacomed maintained that nothing was wrong with the implant.

The implant consists of a series of plastic plates strung together with steel surgical wire, almost like a roll of wrapped coins. Springs press against the plates, creating enough surface tension to simulate an erection, D'Alessandro said.

Lennon cannot get the implant removed because of health problems, including open-heart surgery, his lawyer said. Impotence drugs could not help Lennon even if he were able to have the device taken out, because tissue had be to removed for it to be implanted.

Dacomed was later acquired by a California company whose sales dropped when Viagra was introduced on the market. The company filed for bankruptcy the following year.

Scotso
Jun 24th, 2006, 02:02 AM
Er... why is he upset?

Pheobo
Jun 24th, 2006, 02:39 AM
Er... why is he upset?

because it's very possible that he could accidently molest his grandchildren.

Veritas
Jun 24th, 2006, 02:44 AM
Er... why is he upset?

Because not many guys would want to walk around in public with a tent, especially when they're over 50 :tape:

I'm surprised the guy hasn't done anything much to get rid of the erection in those 10 years...

Knizzle
Jun 24th, 2006, 02:50 AM
why have the stupid surgery in the first place??

ZeroSOFInfinity
Jun 24th, 2006, 03:00 AM
"Man With 10 Year Erection Wins Lawsuit" :spit:

This has to be the most ridiculous thing I've ever read in my whole entire life. :haha :haha :haha:

And a 10-year continuous erection... man, he shouldn't be upset about it. I bet millions around the world would love to be in his position... or not :tape:

>>krew<<
Jun 24th, 2006, 03:23 AM
atleast he wouldnt have any problems getting it up :p

cellophane
Jun 24th, 2006, 04:33 AM
And the ridiculous lawsuits keep coming.

ClaudiaZ-S
Jun 24th, 2006, 06:08 AM
:eek:

rebel_ffighter
Jun 24th, 2006, 07:21 AM
why have the stupid surgery in the first place??


because he was obviously stupid and couldnt just take viagras

Erika_Angel
Jun 24th, 2006, 08:07 AM
because he was obviously stupid and couldnt just take viagras

Did you read the article? .... He got the surgery a in 1996 before Viagra came out on the market.

I don't know why people think this is a stupid lawsuit or that he should've been happy to have this malfunction ... the poor guy had an operation which stuffed up causing him to have a constant erection ... now I can't imagine men who would want to go around walking outside when they have an erection which would be noticeable ... I know if I saw some guy walking around the park with an erection I'd think of him as a dirty old bastard, no wonder the guy has become a recluse and he can't have the operation reversed. He probably won't ever feel comfortable in public again.

rebel_ffighter
Jun 24th, 2006, 08:34 AM
Did you read the article? .... He got the surgery a in 1996 before Viagra came out on the market.

I don't know why people think this is a stupid lawsuit or that he should've been happy to have this malfunction ... the poor guy had an operation which stuffed up causing him to have a constant erection ... now I can't imagine men who would want to go around walking outside when they have an erection which would be noticeable ... I know if I saw some guy walking around the park with an erection I'd think of him as a dirty old bastard, no wonder the guy has become a recluse and he can't have the operation reversed. He probably won't ever feel comfortable in public again.


oh it seems I didnt read it carefully,but still was it a "sure operation"?I mean was he 100% sure it would work?that it wouldnt have no side effects?I still believe it was a stupid thing to do...I agree that he sued them though,he did a surgery like everyone else which wasnt successful so he had the right to sue them

controlfreak
Jun 24th, 2006, 10:51 AM
what's wrong with riding a bike erect?

Kart
Jun 24th, 2006, 11:03 AM
$400,000 is excessive IMHO.

Darop.
Jun 24th, 2006, 11:08 AM
This isn't a stupid lawsuit at all, there are FAR FAR worse.

A man got an operation done, it didn't go as planned and left him with a permanent boner which surely causes huge embarassement. I'd sue if I were him as well.

Erika_Angel
Jun 24th, 2006, 11:17 AM
$400,000 is excessive IMHO.

For never being able to go out into public again being comfortable ..... basically being confined to yourself the rest of your life, not being able to hug your friends & family & grandchildren?

Kart
Jun 24th, 2006, 11:57 AM
For never being able to go out into public again being comfortable ..... basically being confined to yourself the rest of your life, not being able to hug your friends & family & grandchildren?

Yes.

I would elaborate but I'd probably sound unsympathetic to his suffering which I'm not.

azmad_88
Jun 24th, 2006, 03:13 PM
why have the stupid surgery in the first place??

yeah...

ToeTag
Jun 24th, 2006, 03:31 PM
why have the stupid surgery in the first place??
The same reason dumb women get breast implants. I wonder if this guy will get his own reality show? ;)

ZeroSOFInfinity
Jun 24th, 2006, 03:38 PM
Women: Why you have an erected penis?

Man: Why? So that I can poke you easily. That's why.

fifiricci
Jun 24th, 2006, 03:50 PM
I bet his nickname changed from "Chick" to "Dick" pretty quickly after that implant :tape: Seriously though, even though I cannot imagine what it must be like to be the owner and wearness of a permanent stiffy (being a lady :angel: ), those who think that this is something to envy are evidently very young and immature (sorry boys, but you are!).

I feel really sorry for the guy, particularly his not being able to get close to his grandchildren.

jenny161185
Jun 24th, 2006, 08:17 PM
lol I dont see the problem here!

decemberlove
Jun 24th, 2006, 08:26 PM
;)The same reason dumb women get breast implants. I wonder if this guy will get his own reality show?

He was impotent. Women don't get breast implants because they have problems getting turned on. They get them for attention/to feel better about themselves. This is completely different. I feel for this guy. He didn't feel like a man before the operation, and he didn't feel like a man after the operation.

It seems people aren't reading the entire article. Whoever thinks having a constant erection for ten years isn't a problem must be a fucking idiot.

Il Primo!
Jun 25th, 2006, 12:46 AM
So nobody could help him to...That sucks

cellophane
Jun 25th, 2006, 01:06 AM
It seems people aren't reading the entire article. Whoever thinks having a constant erection for ten years isn't a problem must be a fucking idiot.

Why thank you miss. :p

In any case, I take it back, it's not a ridiculous lawsuit. :o I really should read and think before posting. ;)

canoe.
Jun 25th, 2006, 01:40 AM
because it's very possible that he could accidently molest his grandchildren. No, but the grand kids could take him to school for show and tell.