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A California man is suing BMW after a four-hour round trip on a motorcycle with a 'ridge-like seat' gave him a permanent erection which left him 'unable to engage in sexual activity'.
Henry Wolf is seeking compensation for lost wages, medical expenses, emotional distress and what he calls 'general damages' from the motoring manufacturer and seat-maker Corbin-Pacific.
He says a ride through San Francisco on 1 May, 2010 left him with a two-year erection and a wealth of other problems.
The suit, filed in California Superior Court on Thursday, states: “Plaintiff was riding his 1993 BMW motorcycle equipped with a Corbin-Pacific seat.
“The ride lasted approximately two hours each way to Plaintiff's destination, after which Plaintiff developed a severe case of priapism.”
Priapism, a usually painful erection that lasts for more than four hours and occurs without sexual stimulation, can lead to permanent erectile dysfunction if it is not treated immediately.
“Plaintiff alleges that this condition was caused by the ridge-like seat on his motorcycle, negligently designed, manufactured and/or installed by defendants,” the suit continues.
Wolf apparently fitted his bike with an after-market seat to make his motorcycle rides more comfortable.
But instead of the ease he was hoping for, he's been plagued by the distressing condition ever since.
“Plaintiff now suffers from priapism (a long lasting erection), and has been experiencing continuing problems since his motorcycle ride,” the suit alleges.
“He is now unable to engage in sexual activity, which is causing him substantial emotional and mental anguish.”
Wolf's suit blames Corbin-Pacific for the alleged negligent design of its bike seat, BMW for selling the seat, and both companies for negligently assembling the seat.
The lawsuit also blames BMW and Corbin-Pacific for negligently causing Wolf emotional distress. To win on this claim, courts often require a victim to prove physical injuries, but not in all cases.
That's why, if Henry Wolf's motorcycle-seat erection lawsuit heads to court, medical experts will likely be needed to testify about his unique condition. It's likely BMW and Corbin-Pacific are already revving up for a vigorous defense. - Daily Mail