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Old 07-19-2015, 10:06 AM   #144 (permalink)
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Inmate's painful 6-day erection costs NYC $750k in damages

http://www.rt.com/usa/272428-inmate-...n-lawsuit-nyc/

The City of New York has paid a former jail inmate $750,000 after detention center staff failed to address a painful six-day erection which left him impotent. Rodney Cotton, 51, experienced the horrible symptoms while serving time at the Manhattan Detention Complex.

While in prison this guy asked for medical attention. He had a painful erection - the side effect of an anti-depressant. “It just started hurting,” Cotton said. “And I'm like, ‘What the hell is going on?’ It wasn't going down.”

Since his symptoms began on July 4, he was told he'd have to wait until after the holiday weekend to see a physician – despite his obvious pain and “difficulty walking.”

I had to wear briefs or boxers. I couldn’t wear jeans,”Cotton told New York Daily News.“They had me walking around like that for almost a week.”

In desperation, Cotton faked chest pains so he could see a doctor. But he was only given ice packs and Tylenol for his erection.

Finally taken to hospital days later; he underwent surgery to relieve the swelling. And while doctors said the stitches would dissolve on their own, they did just the opposite.

The stitches became embedded in the inmate's skin, and no anesthetic was used when they were removed, according to Cotton's Manhattan Supreme Court lawsuit.

He suffered permanent injuries to his penis, including loss of function, mutilation of penis, continued pain and discomfort...,” his lawsuit reads.

Piffle says:

The article should have said which antidepressant it was cuz all the kinds I've tried do the opposite. It makes getting hard nearly impossible. I should have a lawsuit against Pfizer for all the times a gal has been offended at my 'half soft'

You can't get a nice hard on. It would make you feel like less of man. Fortunately, you're on an antidepressant and void of feelings. So that's...good? It's a real catch 22.
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