A 50-year-old prisoner has won a $750,000 settlement from Manhattan Detention Center after officials and doctors ignored an erection he suffered which lasted around six days.
Rodney Cotton was taking the anti-psychotic drug, Risperdal, when the bizarre erection began. When he complained, prison officials just gave him an ice-pack and Tylenol to take care of himself. Rather than help his condition, the items worsened it. It wasn’t until he saw a third doctor that he received the care he needed, according to Huffington Post.
Just like the story of creation, his penis finally rested on the seventh day but Cotton successfully claimed in court that as a result of the prison’s negligence, he now suffers from permanent damage and “loss of function” in his genitalia.
“They took my manhood,” he said. “It’s embarrassing. We’re here to create. I can’t perform my duties as a man anymore.” The judge awarded him the huge amount as compensation for his troubles.