A broken penis ended up with a man losing some length, his dignity, and his wife. Now he’s suing those he feels is responsible for the issues.
The unnamed Canadian man, who’s also a paraplegic, was rushed off to the hospital with a broken member in 2011, and according to the lawsuit it was sustained during sex with his wife. The incident resulted in him losing “about an inch” of length from his penis along with not being able to have sex for two years, which he said destroyed his marriage.
The Montreal man claims that when he went to the hospital a nurse there assessed the injury without completing a physical examination. He then went to an offsite urologist who diagnosed him with “mild” trauma and sent him home.
Three months later, after not being able to have sex the entire time, he was told that he fractured his penis and it would need surgery to be repaired.
According to the DailyMail:
“A fracture can occur when there is trauma to the erect penis. If it is bent suddenly or forcefully while engorged, the trauma may rupture the lining of one of the two cylinders in the penis (corpus cavernosum) responsible for erections.
The injury is often accompanied by an audible cracking sound, then dark bruising as blood escapes from the cylinder.”
The surgery allegedly left a “permanent scar” on his penis along with shortening it by “about an inch.” Now the man is seeking Can$155,000 ($142,680 USD) in damages for “indescribable anguish.”
According to the lawsuit, the man told the staff at the hospital “This has caused a greater impact on my life than when I lost the use of my legs.”
This just goes to show you that free healthcare doesn’t always mean good healthcare.