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Man Wins $400K For Implant Malfunction
Jun 25th, 2006 at 1:16am
 
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 thingy upward for sex, then lower it.

But Lennon could not position his thingy 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.
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Reply #1 - Jun 25th, 2006 at 1:55pm
 
oh my the money that is out there to be made....and i love money
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Reply #2 - Jun 25th, 2006 at 10:01pm
 
Plus there is the added inconvenience of learning how to stand on your head just to take a leak.
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Reply #3 - Jun 26th, 2006 at 8:13am
 
Man who fly upside down have crack up!  Now, I think that's a quote by someone! Wink
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Reply #4 - Jun 26th, 2006 at 9:35pm
 
Anyone who gets a penile implant is asking for a 10 year erection, IMO.   Undecided

On the other hand, he could always seek employment as a human fountain in some type of sculpture garden.
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Reply #5 - Jul 7th, 2006 at 1:09am
 
Sometimes getting your wish granted can be a curse and not a blessing.

Do you think after all of this he even THINKs about sex any more?
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Reply #6 - Jul 7th, 2006 at 3:58am
 
That's probably ALL HE THINKS ABOUT.

He is a guy, right?   Wink
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Reply #7 - Jul 7th, 2006 at 5:58am
 
Sometimes, I worry about you!!!! Smiley
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Reply #8 - Jul 8th, 2006 at 2:34am
 
And right you should.
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