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    Man wins $400,000 over 10-year erection

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    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.
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    Re: Man wins $400,000 over 10-year erection

    Hey, is that $400,000 in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?
    "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
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    Re: Man wins $400,000 over 10-year erection

    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.....

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    Re: Man wins $400,000 over 10-year erection

    Do you think it causes alot of confusion in Japan when they call for special elections.
    Last edited by GAC; 07-01-2006 at 06:42 PM.
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    Re: Man wins $400,000 over 10-year erection

    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.

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    Re: Man wins $400,000 over 10-year erection

    ...Nah...
    Go Gators!

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    Re: Man wins $400,000 over 10-year erection

    Lmao

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    Re: Man wins $400,000 over 10-year erection

    That had to be a hard thing to deal with.

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    Re: Man wins $400,000 over 10-year erection

    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

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    Re: Man wins $400,000 over 10-year erection

    I don't think $400,000 is enough
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    Re: Man wins $400,000 over 10-year erection

    It's a start
    Go Gators!

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    Re: Man wins $400,000 over 10-year erection

    Quote Originally Posted by Red in Chicago
    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
    None of my grade school teachers, who were older then Moses, ever caused me to have that problem.
    "panic" only comes from having real expectations

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    Re: Man wins $400,000 over 10-year erection

    Quote Originally Posted by Red in Chicago
    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
    In honor of Eddie Murphy's line in Raw "No thank you ma'am, I'll take the an F"


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