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

(Newser) – 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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Jun 16, 2014 10:56 PM CDT
OK, I'm female and just may not understand this, but how does one fracture a penis? It has no bones to be fractured.
Jun 16, 2014 9:17 PM CDT
My wife hasn't had sex with me since I had my first heart attack in Dec.2006! She is afraid it might kill me but she certainly hasn't left me!
Jun 15, 2014 4:04 PM CDT
I don't think much of his wife if she left him because of this disability. The whole story sounds a little suspicious, however. All the joking comments are pretty disgusting--you wouldn't laugh if it were you.