Man With Faulty Penile Implant Gets $400K

  1. Man With Faulty Penile Implant Gets $400K


    Man With Faulty Penile Implant Gets $400K


    By RAY HENRY
    Associated Press Writer

    PROVIDENCE, R.I.

    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 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.


  2. Wow, that guy really got the err...um...shaft from that doctor! In all seriousness though, it would have to be tough to be running around with an erection when you're 68 years old. The term dirty old man must be something he hears all too often.

    I don't know if I really want to know how this thing actually works, but the idea of a robotic style penis is kinda frightening, don't you think?

  3. that would get extremely annoying.....10 years!?!?!?!

    but hey he got 400,000 from it.......thats worth it
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  4. I can't even begin to imagine what kind of a hassle a 10 year erection would be. It'd be like junior high school all over again, with strategically placed books, bags, loose fitting pants, etc. I don't think any amount of money would really be worth going through that.

  5. LOL, wearing some gym shorts and getting called up to the board..hahahaha, seriously what can you say " I cant, I have massive wood"

  6. Quote Originally Posted by max silver
    Wow, that guy really got the err...um...shaft from that doctor! In all seriousness though, it would have to be tough to be running around with an erection when you're 68 years old. The term dirty old man must be something he hears all too often.

    I don't know if I really want to know how this thing actually works, but the idea of a robotic style penis is kinda frightening, don't you think?
    Where is your avatar from?

  7. Quote Originally Posted by ArnoldIsMyIdol
    Where is your avatar from?

    Best Avy on board eh...

  8. everytime I see MS's avatar I just picture Bang Bros and Ass Parade.

    "Yeah, oh look at that ass. That's a big nice round plump juicy ass and I'm gonna **** it" "Yeah You like that" yeahhha "Yeah WHAT A ****ING ASS!" I guess my libido is not that killed on trn.

  9. WOW, poor rich guy

  10. Quote Originally Posted by Achilles13
    Best Avy on board eh...
    Yes. Even though my Superdrol cycle has caused my testicles to implode like a neutron star, I still get wood seeing that avatar.

  11. Quote Originally Posted by FitnFirm
    WOW, poor rich guy
    I would not take $400,000 for a ten year erection. One time I took some medication that gave me priapism. Let me tell you it is no fun when you have an erection you can't get rid of that is painful.

  12. bet his wife likes it,....

  13. Quote Originally Posted by danTman2
    that would get extremely annoying.....10 years!?!?!?!

    but hey he got 400,000 from it.......thats worth it
    Would you take $40k a year to have a screwed up penis?

  14. Depends on how long I was already married when it happened.

  15. Quote Originally Posted by yeahright
    Would you take $40k a year to have a screwed up penis?
    And that's just for the ten years that have passed. He has a screwed up penis for the rest of his life to contend with.

  16. If only he saw that avatar of yours with Keyra Augustina in it...he'd have never had impotency problems and this could hae entirely been avoided

  17. I hear rave reviews of duct tape with 2 sticks.
  

  
 

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