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Date: 10-08-2009

Case Style: John Henry Hoard v. Boston Men's Health Center, Inc.

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Court: Fulton County, Georgia

Plaintiff's Attorney: Fred Orr, Orr and Edwards, Attorneys At Law, P.C., Decatur, Georgia

Defendant's Attorney:

Description: John Henry Hoard, age 56, sued Boston Men's Health Center, Inc. on a medical negligence (medical malpractice) theory claiming that he did not receive appropriate care and treatment for his erectile dysfunction problem. He further claimed that he experienced an erection that lasted two days and caused scar tissue to develop that permanent erectile dysfunction problems. Plaintiff claimed that he was misled by the information that he received from the Center about how to use the injections that he bought and what to do if he developed priapism, an erection lasting more than four hours.

Defendant asserted that Plaintiff waited too long before seeking medical attention following his 48-hour erection.

Outcome: Plaintiff's verdict for $750,000 in compensatory damages and $8.5 million in punitive damages.

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Defendant's Experts:

Comments: Editor's Note: It is highly unlikely that Defendant will ever have to pay all or any of this verdict. What normally happens is the plaintiff will accept a much smaller confidential settlement.



 
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