“Doctors again warned him that he may never have an erection or be able to father children and his ureters may close, resulting in permanent inability to urinate naturally,” the suit claims.
Mr Carter, therefore, wants the drug manufacturer to pay up. In addition to his medical expenses, he is suing for punitive damages, breach of warranty, deceptive trade, mental anguish, pain and suffering and the ‘past and future loss of consortium’.
But leading urologists say it is very unlikely that the pill could have caused such an incident.
“With a fracture, you typically a get swelling and the penis looks like an eggplant — purple and swollen. But blood coming out on the walls, that sound really dramatic,” says Dr Jeff Carney, chief of urology at Grady Memorial Hospital, adding, “the man’s story is the most absurd thing I have heard of in my life.”
He said that degloving would never be done in an emergency room, but by a skilled surgeon. And the part where the blood squirted on the walls? That was probably made up as well.
“When a man breaks his penis, it can be very scary,” said Dr Carney. “I believe he took this story and spiced it up.”