Man Sues Hospital for Shortening Penis

Canadian says his wife left him
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 14, 2014 11:45 AM CDT
Man Sues Hospital for Shortening Penis

Next time someone complains about all the weird lawsuits in the US, point to Canada: A man has sued a hospital there because he says it shortened his penis, reports AFP. This does not get any less strange in the telling: The unidentified Montreal resident says he injured his penis (no details) while having sex with his wife in 2011. He went to the hospital and says he got sent home with a diagnosis of "minor trauma" after what he calls an insufficient exam, reports the Toronto Sun.

He remained in pain and learned three months later that he suffered a fractured penis, says the lawsuit. The resulting surgery left a "permanent scar" on it, shortened it by about an inch, and resulted in "indescribable anguish." The latter apparently because he says he couldn't have sex for two years and his wife left him. The plaintiff is a paraplegic, but "this has caused a greater impact on my life than when I lost the use of my legs." He's asking for about $140,000 in damages. (Another man had quite the opposite problem after his penile surgery.)

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