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Man with 10 year erection may not get cash after all
ABC ^ | 9/27/06

Posted on 09/27/2006 11:45:29 AM PDT by Borges

A former handyman from North Providence who won more than $400,000 in a lawsuit over a malfunctioning penile implant may not get the money after a judge dismissed his claim.

Superior Court Judge Edward C. Clifton on Monday granted a request by the implant manufacturer's insurer to dismiss Charles "Chick" Lennon's claim, which his lawyers say will amount to $1 million with interest included.

The implant has caused Lennon to have an erection for 10 years.

The medical device maker's insurance company, National Union Fire Insurance Company, argued that since the device's now-defunct manufacturer, Dacomed Corp., can't be held liable for the device, it can't, either.

Lennon's lawyers responded on Wednesday, saying that the Rhode Island Supreme Court affirmed the award and made it clear the insurer has to pay it.

Lennon received the steel and plastic implant in 1996, about two years before the impotence drug 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, 68, said he can't position his penis downward because the device is faulty, causing him pain and embarrassment.

"I'm suffering with it right now," he told The Providence Journal during a recent interview. "It never stops. It's like a constant headache."

In 2004, a jury awarded him $750,000. Clifton called that excessive and reduced it to $400,000. In June, the Rhode Island Supreme Court affirmed that award.

Dacomed had maintained that nothing was wrong with the implant. It filed for bankruptcy after the lawsuit was filed.


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1 posted on 09/27/2006 11:45:33 AM PDT by Borges
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To: pissant

You know anything about this?!


2 posted on 09/27/2006 11:46:15 AM PDT by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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To: Borges

Bill Clinton is in a jealous rage knowing he'll never beat that record. I am sure he TRIED like he tried to get Osama.


3 posted on 09/27/2006 11:47:09 AM PDT by MAD-AS-HELL (How to win over terrorist? KILL them with UNKINDNESS.)
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To: Borges

Bookmarking for further laughs!


4 posted on 09/27/2006 11:47:13 AM PDT by netmilsmom (To attack one section of Christianity in this day and age, is to waste time.)
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To: Borges
"It never stops. It's like a constant headache."

No, that would be the wife with the constant headache.

5 posted on 09/27/2006 11:47:15 AM PDT by TommyDale (Iran President Ahmadinejad is shorter than Tom Daschle!)
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To: Borges

And the reason he hasn't had it removed in 10 yrs??


6 posted on 09/27/2006 11:47:24 AM PDT by nuconvert ([there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business] (...and his head is so tiny...))
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To: Borges

Talk about a hard luck case.


7 posted on 09/27/2006 11:47:26 AM PDT by SlowBoat407 (I've had it with these &%#@* jihadis on these &%#@* planes!)
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To: wagglebee

I try my darndest to avoid the penis threads. these are for the freeperetttes.


8 posted on 09/27/2006 11:47:32 AM PDT by pissant
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To: Borges; mhking

hold muh beer!


9 posted on 09/27/2006 11:48:10 AM PDT by gopwinsin04
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To: Borges

Things are looking down for him lately.


10 posted on 09/27/2006 11:48:15 AM PDT by ko_kyi
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To: Borges

What are they talking "former handyman"?


11 posted on 09/27/2006 11:48:26 AM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (When Bubba lies, the finger flies!)
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To: Borges

If you have an erection lasting longer than 4 hours seek immediate medical attention


12 posted on 09/27/2006 11:48:31 AM PDT by Rightly Biased (Valor is a Gift.Those having it never know for sure whether they have it till the test comes)
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To: Borges
Friend: Gee Bob, you say you've had an erection for 10 years?!? What are you taking for it?

Bob: Pepper.

13 posted on 09/27/2006 11:48:32 AM PDT by Reaganesque
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To: Borges

This erection was rigged!!


14 posted on 09/27/2006 11:48:40 AM PDT by SlowBoat407 (I've had it with these &%#@* jihadis on these &%#@* planes!)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

LOL


15 posted on 09/27/2006 11:49:15 AM PDT by nuconvert ([there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business] (...and his head is so tiny...))
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To: All

Say, anyone know the name of the doctor who did the implant? I am just asking out of curiosity, you understand.


16 posted on 09/27/2006 11:49:18 AM PDT by Robwin
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To: Borges

I guess he is going to get stiffed.

/can't stop myself


17 posted on 09/27/2006 11:49:19 AM PDT by ko_kyi
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To: Borges

It's got to be really hard, being in that position.


18 posted on 09/27/2006 11:49:27 AM PDT by AD from SpringBay (We have the government we allow and deserve.)
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To: pissant

Good for you!


19 posted on 09/27/2006 11:49:45 AM PDT by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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To: wagglebee

I suffered for years with that condition then I head about marraige...


20 posted on 09/27/2006 11:49:56 AM PDT by woofie
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To: Xenalyte

Salacious ping?


21 posted on 09/27/2006 11:50:09 AM PDT by CholeraJoe (USAF Air Rescue "That others may live.")
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To: Borges

I had a similar problem. It was called "my high school years."


22 posted on 09/27/2006 11:50:33 AM PDT by ko_kyi
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To: woofie

head =heard ( Blame Freud)


23 posted on 09/27/2006 11:50:35 AM PDT by woofie
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To: wagglebee

Now ping me to a hottie thread, and we can talk.


24 posted on 09/27/2006 11:50:37 AM PDT by pissant
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To: Borges

Hmm....he must be hell on zippers.


25 posted on 09/27/2006 11:50:41 AM PDT by rightinthemiddle (Without the Media, the Left and Islamofacists are Nothing.)
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To: Borges

A handyman who had to endure going through life with a permanent erection... sounds like the script from one of those old "Swedish Erotica" pornos from back in the 70s...


26 posted on 09/27/2006 11:50:58 AM PDT by Kenton
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To: Borges
THere is a cure....


27 posted on 09/27/2006 11:51:01 AM PDT by Always Right
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To: Borges
I know someone who's had a Woody since 1946...


28 posted on 09/27/2006 11:51:14 AM PDT by SlowBoat407 (I've had it with these &%#@* jihadis on these &%#@* planes!)
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To: woofie

ROTFL!


29 posted on 09/27/2006 11:51:39 AM PDT by bwteim (bwteim = Begin With The End In Mind)
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To: Borges

30 posted on 09/27/2006 11:51:49 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Rightly Biased

Why?


31 posted on 09/27/2006 11:51:57 AM PDT by bigfootbob
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To: SlowBoat407

OUCH!!!


32 posted on 09/27/2006 11:52:06 AM PDT by expatguy (http://laotze.blogspot.com/)
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To: woofie

ROFLMAO!


33 posted on 09/27/2006 11:52:06 AM PDT by vrwcagent0498 (Mark Levin and Ann Coulter are my patron saints.)
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To: Borges

34 posted on 09/27/2006 11:52:06 AM PDT by Fighting Irish (Béagán agus a rá go maith)
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To: pissant

Helen?


35 posted on 09/27/2006 11:52:10 AM PDT by EX52D (Life is a stage, and we are merely players...)
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To: Borges

"And let me assure you, we have hard evidence that will stand up in court," stated Lennon's attorneys, Martin, Barton & Fartin.


36 posted on 09/27/2006 11:52:26 AM PDT by OkieDoke
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To: SlowBoat407

""It never stops. It's like a constant headache." "

I would have assumed that was his wife's line.


37 posted on 09/27/2006 11:52:29 AM PDT by MeanWestTexan (Kol Hakavod Lezahal)
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To: Borges
It is a good thing this guy was not a physician because whenever people saw him they would say.

"What's up doc?"
38 posted on 09/27/2006 11:52:50 AM PDT by Kimmers
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To: nuconvert
THIS will kill it...


39 posted on 09/27/2006 11:53:02 AM PDT by weegee (Remember "Remember the Maine"? Well in the current war "Remember the Baby Milk Factory")
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To: Borges

He must be a Democrat...he's complaining about steeling erections.


40 posted on 09/27/2006 11:53:21 AM PDT by Disambiguator (If the Democrats were a stock, I would short them.)
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To: PatrickHenry

10 year erection ping


41 posted on 09/27/2006 11:53:45 AM PDT by MeanWestTexan (Kol Hakavod Lezahal)
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To: Borges

So, what's the problem?


42 posted on 09/27/2006 11:53:48 AM PDT by My2Cents (A pirate's life for me.)
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To: Rightly Biased

Or make two porno films back to back, whichever...


43 posted on 09/27/2006 11:54:03 AM PDT by GreenAccord (I'm GreenAccord and I approved of this message)
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To: Robwin
About two months after the surgery, Doe began to have problems with the device. On August 6, 1997, plaintiff filed in federal district court a complaint against Urohealth for strict liability, negligence, and breach of warranty. His complaint alleged that the Dura-II implant caused him pain, made noises, and would not operate properly.

Dr. Alan Podis according to the court papers. Implantee listed as John Doe in the above.

44 posted on 09/27/2006 11:54:07 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (1 year guarantee against congenital defects.)
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To: SlowBoat407

LOL


45 posted on 09/27/2006 11:54:29 AM PDT by My2Cents (A pirate's life for me.)
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To: 1riot1ranger; al baby; albee; Argh; AtomicBuffaloWings; beaureguard; bedolido; beezdotcom; ...
The Salacious Ping List reminds you that no matter what your wife says, 10 years is not good!
46 posted on 09/27/2006 11:54:44 AM PDT by Xenalyte (Viva España!)
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To: nuconvert

I would imagine he has become quite "attached" to it by now.


47 posted on 09/27/2006 11:54:48 AM PDT by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, and writes again.)
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To: Borges
Antidote


48 posted on 09/27/2006 11:55:08 AM PDT by Cobra64 (Why is the War on Terror being managed by the DEFENSE Department?)
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To: wagglebee

I suspect the judge dismissed this lawsuit out of jealousy.

That, and the judge recalled that his wife kept breaking things and had always called this "handyman" for the last 10 years.


49 posted on 09/27/2006 11:55:34 AM PDT by MeanWestTexan (Kol Hakavod Lezahal)
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To: EX52D

Ellen?


50 posted on 09/27/2006 11:55:50 AM PDT by pissant
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