BMW lawsuit erection
Viagra and Cialis apparently have nothing on a BMW motorcycle seat. According to a lawsuit filed last week in San Francisco Superior Court, the seat left its driver with a two-year erection.
Wolf said he rode the motorcycle in San Francisco on a four-hour round trip on May 1, 2010 and developed the priapism soon after.
Wolf “has been experiencing continuing problems since his motorcycle ride,” his attorney, Vernon Bradley of Sausalito wrote in the lawsuit. “He is now unable to engage in sexual activity, which is causing him substantial emotional and mental anguish.”
The motorcycle seat was manufactured by Corbin-Pacific, Inc., the suit said. Wolf suffered wage loss, hospital expenses, general damage and emotional distress from his condition, and he is seeking an unstated amount of compensation, the suit said.
A California man has filed a lawsuit against a motorcycle maker and a motorcycle seat maker after he claims he suffered injuries that hurt his sexual life.
Henry Wolf, 52, claims he suffered the injury during a four-hour motorcycle ride in May 2010, according to a lawsuit filed in California last week.
The lawsuit says Wolf was riding his 1993 BMW motorcycle, which was fitted with a Corbin-Pacific seat, when he suffered a severe case of priapism - a persistent lasting erection.
Bradley says Wolf got medical opinions from three different doctors, including an expert on priapism from the University of California-San Francisco.
According to the lawsuit, Wolf claims his injury was caused by the "ridge-like seat on his motorcycle" which he claims was "negligently designed, manufactured and/or installed by the defendants."
Wolf claims he's suffered from the long lasting erections for 20-months after the injury occurred.
"He is now unable to engage in sexual activity, which is causing him substantial emotional and mental anguish," the lawsuit claims.
Bradley says Wolf suffered from chronic pain after his injury. Several weeks after his injury, Wolf underwent a procedure in hopes to draw blood away from his genitals in an effort to ease his erection, Bradley said.
Wolf's problem recently changed from non-stop erection to impotency, Bradley says, and he may have to undergo surgery to fix the problem.
Bradley expects that it could take at least two years before the case goes to trial, but says they are searching for other possible victims.