Man Sues Hospital Over Erection Treatment

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - A bus driver is suing a Connecticut hospital, saying staff at an affiliated facility failed to promptly treat a painful erection and watched baseball on television while he waited.

Daren Scott of Brockton, Mass., is seeking $2 million in his federal lawsuit against Yale-New Haven Hospital. The lawsuit says Scott suffered from recurrent priapism, a persistent painful erection unrelated to sexual stimulation.

Scott says he checked into an emergency medical facility affiliated with the hospital in 2009 and explained he was in great pain but was told to wait. He says staff, including physicians, watched a baseball game.

Scott says he was later taken to the hospital and waited another four hours for treatment.

The hospital denies the allegations, saying Scott was negligent in failing to seek immediate treatment.

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