Man Awarded $750K Settlement Because Prison Officials Ignored Erection

Rodney Cotton
Rodney Cotton

*We’ve heard the stories that generally are shared among the list of Potential Risks when taking certain medications. And erections lasting for more than four hours have generally been a part of them.

So one can only imagine what a man who carried an erection for an entire six days must’ve gone through.

Well, money may not solve the lifetime effects of that “condition,” but I’m sure it’ll help this former inmate. He has reportedly won a $750,000 settlement against prison officials and doctors who allegedly allowed his six-day erection to go untreated.

Rodney Cotton said, “They took my manhood! It’s embarrassing. We’re here to create. I can’t perform my duties as a man.”

And apparently it was enough for the Manhattan Detention Center, who provided the money.

Risperdal, an anti-psychotic drug prescribed for bipolar disorder, had been given to Cotton. And the erection proved an adverse side effect that has now left him with “permanent injuries” to his penis and “loss of function.”

Cotton, who had originally sued for $10 million says he would give the money back in a second if a return to health was an option for him.

“If I had the choice between the reward and having my manhood restored, I’d have my manhood restored in a heartbeat,” said Cotton, 

While incarcerated, Cotton, 50, had complained to the corrections officers and doctors about how difficult it was for him to walk; as well as other discomforts because of his condition.

It appears his complaints fell on deaf ears; with the officers and doctors giving him over-the-counter strength Tylenol, some ice packs, and a recommendation to basically wait it out because his condition “was not an emergency.”

“I had to wear briefs or boxers. I couldn’t wear jeans,” Cotton said. “They had me walking around like that for almost a week.”

But when he finally got an opinion from a third doctor, he was sent him to the hospital for emergency services. He was given stitches that he was told would fall out by themselves. But they didn’t, instead the stitches infected his penis.

Well, like the song says: money can’t buy [him] love, but how much do you want to bet its going to be a lot of strong likes coming his way.


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