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savafan
07-01-2006, 01:04 AM
http://www.suntimes.com/output/news/cst-nws-money24.html

BY RAY HENRY

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 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. 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'Allessandro, Lennon's attorney. ''He's not a whole person.''

A lawyer representing Dura-II manufacturer Dacomed Corp. and the company's insurer declined to comment. Dacomed maintained that nothing was wrong with the implant. It filed for bankruptcy after the lawsuit was filed.

Lennon cannot get the implant removed because of health problems, his lawyer said.

Impotence drugs could not help Lennon even if he were able to have the device taken out, because tissue had to be removed for it to be implanted.

RFS62
07-01-2006, 09:15 AM
Hey, is that $400,000 in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?

GAC
07-01-2006, 09:27 AM
Lennon cannot get the implant removed because of health problems, his lawyer said.

Which means there will be an open casket. ;)

They must have used one of these.....

http://www.theplaymakers.com/welcome/archives/cherry.jpg

GAC
07-01-2006, 09:35 AM
Do you think it causes alot of confusion in Japan when they call for special elections. :lol:

MrCinatit
07-01-2006, 10:39 AM
I find it remarkable everyone has overlooked the true spotlight of this story: the man had been rewarded for a 10-year erection, but had it reduced.
Yeah. Yeah. You can neg me for that...you know you want to...you know you want to.

KronoRed
07-01-2006, 05:02 PM
...Nah... :D

TeamSelig
07-02-2006, 02:59 AM
Lmao

gitrdunn44
07-02-2006, 08:02 PM
That had to be a hard thing to deal with.

Red in Chicago
07-02-2006, 08:33 PM
how many of you guys remember being called up to the chalkboard in grade school, during one of those "embarrassing" times...imagine 10 years of that:eek:

savafan
07-02-2006, 10:01 PM
I don't think $400,000 is enough

KronoRed
07-02-2006, 11:53 PM
It's a start

GAC
07-03-2006, 07:42 AM
how many of you guys remember being called up to the chalkboard in grade school, during one of those "embarrassing" times...imagine 10 years of that:eek:

None of my grade school teachers, who were older then Moses, ever caused me to have that problem. ;)

dman
07-03-2006, 10:17 PM
how many of you guys remember being called up to the chalkboard in grade school, during one of those "embarrassing" times...imagine 10 years of that:eek:
In honor of Eddie Murphy's line in Raw "No thank you ma'am, I'll take the an F"