This is complicated, follow closely:
- A man who had to endure a three-day erection after penile surgery was awarded $3 million by a jury two years ago, but an appeals court ordered a Monmouth County judge to lower the award.
So Superior Court Judge Alexander Lehrer did – by one penny.
Now the appellate panel has taken the case away from Lehrer, and directed a different judge to further reduce the award to Joseph Tomaino of Neptune. He sued the Male Sexual Dysfunction Institute in Chicago and a doctor after he had to undergo surgery to end a three-day erection he suffered following their treatments in 1992.
The appeals court had ordered Lehrer, who presided over the trial, to cut the $3 million, saying the size of the award “shocked the court’s conscience” because Tomaino, though unable to perform sexually, could still work and enjoy sports and social activities. [AP]
Who are these appeals puds to be “shocked” at a $3 million award for a) a three-day boner, b) surgery to correct the perma-stiffy, and c) a lifetime of being unable “to perform sexually”? Are they eunuchs, castrati? Something is fishy here.