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    Default Jury finds no negligence in trial over man's 8-month erection

    A jury on Monday cleared a doctor of negligence in a lawsuit filed by a Delaware truck driver who underwent a penile implant procedure and ended up with an erection that lasted eight months.

    "We're stunned," attorney Michael Heyden said as he left the New Castle County courthouse, where his client Daniel Metzgar, 44, of Newark, Delaware, was suing urologist Thomas Desperito of Wilmington, Delaware.



    In April 2010, four months after the procedure was performed, Metzgar experienced swelling and went to a hospital, where he underwent testing. Before going to the hospital, Metzgar had been unable to reach Dr. Desperito.

    The doctor's lawyer argued that hospital staff who performed tests were unfamiiar with penile implants and were not properly trained to do them. Therefore, the results from the tests, including images showing swelling, did not prove negligence.

    Metzgar and his attorney during the one-week trial described the frequent discomfort and daily embarrassment he experienced after the procedure - including trouble riding a motorcycle, wearing normal clothes and joining family social events.

    "I could hardly dance, with an erection poking my partner," Metzgar told jurors at the start of the trial. "It's not something you want to bring out at parties and show to friends."

    Metzgar's stepson Alexander King, 18, described a once close relationship that grew distant after the procedure. King felt uncomfortable having friends over and noticed his stepfather stopped showing up at school and sporting events.

    "I was - I'm sorry - highly embarrassed," he testified during the trial.

    The device was ultimately removed in 2010 after tubing punctured Metzgar's scrotum. He received a replacement implant from another doctor.

    Metzgar had no comment on the jury verdict.

    The doctor's lawyer, Colleen Shields, said, "We think the jury reached the appropriate verdict."
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    Quote Originally Posted by voivod View Post
    A jury on Monday cleared a doctor of negligence in a lawsuit filed by a Delaware truck driver who underwent a penile implant procedure and ended up with an erection that lasted eight months.

    "We're stunned," attorney Michael Heyden said as he left the New Castle County courthouse, where his client Daniel Metzgar, 44, of Newark, Delaware, was suing urologist Thomas Desperito of Wilmington, Delaware.



    In April 2010, four months after the procedure was performed, Metzgar experienced swelling and went to a hospital, where he underwent testing. Before going to the hospital, Metzgar had been unable to reach Dr. Desperito.

    The doctor's lawyer argued that hospital staff who performed tests were unfamiiar with penile implants and were not properly trained to do them. Therefore, the results from the tests, including images showing swelling, did not prove negligence.

    Metzgar and his attorney during the one-week trial described the frequent discomfort and daily embarrassment he experienced after the procedure - including trouble riding a motorcycle, wearing normal clothes and joining family social events.

    "I could hardly dance, with an erection poking my partner," Metzgar told jurors at the start of the trial. "It's not something you want to bring out at parties and show to friends."

    Metzgar's stepson Alexander King, 18, described a once close relationship that grew distant after the procedure. King felt uncomfortable having friends over and noticed his stepfather stopped showing up at school and sporting events.

    "I was - I'm sorry - highly embarrassed," he testified during the trial.

    The device was ultimately removed in 2010 after tubing punctured Metzgar's scrotum. He received a replacement implant from another doctor.

    Metzgar had no comment on the jury verdict.

    The doctor's lawyer, Colleen Shields, said, "We think the jury reached the appropriate verdict."
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    Quote Originally Posted by voivod View Post
    The device was ultimately removed in 2010 after tubing punctured Metzgar's scrotum.
    OUCH!
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    That's hard to believe. The decision is such a let down.

    What! No hung jury?
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    I guess it's difficult to carry your books in the front, like I did in junior high/high school, when you're a full grown adult.

    Carrying around an "Intro to Chemistry" textbook as a truck driver might look a little suspicious.

    On the other hand, you paid for the damn thing; Wear it with pride!
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    i heard meth keeps you up for long periods of time, maybe that was his problem

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    "In April 2010, four months after the procedure was performed, Metzgar experienced swelling "


    it's a penile implant .....what did he expect to experience?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daisy Hill View Post
    "In April 2010, four months after the procedure was performed, Metzgar experienced swelling "


    it's a penile implant .....what did he expect to experience?
    A swelling ego? I wonder if they charge by the inch for those things.
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