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Posted: 11/21/2003 1:02:19 PM EDT
If I had known that you could get 3mil for a 3day erection when I was 13, I'd be richer than Bill Gates now!

www.wnbc.com/news/2654949/detail.html

$3M Verdict In Penile Surgery Case Sparks Court Flap Appeals Court Orders Judge To Lower Award

FREEHOLD, N.J. -- A man who had to endure a three-day erection after penile surgery was awarded $3 million by a jury two years ago, but an appeals court ordered a Monmouth County judge to lower the award.

So Superior Court Judge Alexander Lehrer did -- by one penny.

Now the appellate panel has taken the case away from Lehrer, and directed a different judge to further reduce the award to Joseph Tomaino of Neptune. He sued the Male Sexual Dysfunction Institute in Chicago and a doctor after he had to undergo surgery to end a three-day erection he suffered following their treatments in 1992.

The appeals court had ordered Lehrer, who presided over the trial, to cut the $3 million, saying the size of the award "shocked the court's conscience" because Tomaino, though unable to perform sexually, could still work and enjoy sports and social activities.

But Lehrer said he thought Tomaino should have gotten even more than $3 million.

In a decision written this week, the appeals panel reversed the judgment and sent the case back with orders for another judge to reduce the award, citing Lehrer's "demonstrated unwillingness to comply with our instructions."

Dennis Drazin, the lawyer representing Tomaino, said he plans to ask the state Supreme Court to hear the case.

"You have a young man who is deformed for the rest of his life," he said. He said Lehrer was in the best position to evaluate whether the jury award was appropriate, since he saw the witnesses and heard the evidence.

Joseph Manning, the lawyer currently representing thoracic surgeon Dr. Sheldon Burman and the Male Sexual Dysfunction Institute, declined to comment on the ruling.
Link Posted: 11/21/2003 1:08:36 PM EDT
I assume he was trying to increase size?

what a moron I don't care how small you are it isn't worth it to have someone cut up that area of the body
Link Posted: 11/21/2003 1:11:18 PM EDT
I don't think he (or anyone else!) had a hard time "grasping " it!!!
Link Posted: 11/21/2003 1:12:12 PM EDT
this story is a little hard to swallow.
Link Posted: 11/21/2003 1:19:59 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/21/2003 1:20:17 PM EDT by TexasEd]
Where's that picture of Rosie O'donnel when you need it??? That would cause anyone to lose an erection.



But seriously....do you think it will stand up on appeal ?? Ha!
Link Posted: 11/21/2003 1:23:30 PM EDT
No one has said what the surgery was for... Is there a gag order?

We need some hard evidence that will stand up in court.
Link Posted: 11/21/2003 1:25:07 PM EDT
Might be a case of I heard awhile ago, dude took some cheap sexual enhancer pill or something. Kinda like a horny goat weed knock off.
Link Posted: 11/21/2003 1:41:58 PM EDT
That WOOD be painful. And no doubt damaging to the erectile system.

This condition is called "Priapism". It can be caused by certain circulatory disorders, among other things.

My personal record was just eleven hours with one. And THAT was pretty painful in the last few hours.

CJ
Link Posted: 11/21/2003 6:09:43 PM EDT
It sounds like the guy permanently lost use of his johnson (no offense cm). If it was me, three million would just about cover the cost of the helicopter I'd buy to drop the damned doctors' dismembered bodies into the Alligator Farm while their wives watched.
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