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    Man Awarded $786,760 in Testicle Injury Lawsuit

    AKRON, Ohio A jury awarded $786,760 to an Ohio man who says he has endured years of pain and must walk bowlegged after his left testicle was struck by a broken weight-machine bar at an athletic club.
    "I can barely walk, let alone run. There's a constant throbbing of pain. I mean, it's my testicle. That's a very uncomfortable spot to feel pain," said Jason Houston, 25, adding that sex is tenuous following the February 2004 injury at a local YWCA, the Akron Beacon Journal reported in its Wednesday editions.
    Houston, who won the award Monday, was lifting about 150 pounds on a leg extension machine when a cable broke. That caused a center steel rod with an adjusting ball to swing 180 degrees into his groin.
    Robert Meeker, the attorney who represented Houston during a weeklong civil trial, said the machine had broken twice before while in use. According to court papers, duct tape covered part of the rod.
    Houston has been receiving treatment for pain since. A nerve pain blocker was installed, but that has not corrected all the pain. (more at link)

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,265308,00.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by White Rain View Post
    AKRON, Ohio A jury awarded $786,760 to an Ohio man who says he has endured years of pain and must walk bowlegged after his left testicle was struck by a broken weight-machine bar at an athletic club.
    "I can barely walk, let alone run. There's a constant throbbing of pain. I mean, it's my testicle. That's a very uncomfortable spot to feel pain," said Jason Houston, 25, adding that sex is tenuous following the February 2004 injury at a local YWCA, the Akron Beacon Journal reported in its Wednesday editions.
    Houston, who won the award Monday, was lifting about 150 pounds on a leg extension machine when a cable broke. That caused a center steel rod with an adjusting ball to swing 180 degrees into his groin.
    Robert Meeker, the attorney who represented Houston during a weeklong civil trial, said the machine had broken twice before while in use. According to court papers, duct tape covered part of the rod.
    Houston has been receiving treatment for pain since. A nerve pain blocker was installed, but that has not corrected all the pain. (more at link)

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,265308,00.html
    Well here is a thought...chop of the ball and then there won't be any more pain!

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    *thinking* In middle school, sometimes my foot would fly up and kick a guy in the testicle. It happened several times. We won't even go INTO the damage I did to testicles when I started dating obnoxious guys in high school!

    I hope no one ever sues the owner of my foot!

    Seriously though - OUCH!
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    So, $786,760 is the going price for a nut these days??

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    Quote Originally Posted by LisainWV View Post
    So, $786,760 is the going price for a nut these days??
    That is one valuable seed pod.
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    What a wimp!

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    I wouldn't use any weight machine that had been duct-taped back together.

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    I held off viewing this thread for almost 10 hours. I can't believe I finally gave in!

    I see. This guy has fathered a child and is going to get married, but had to quit college and leave jobs....because of the pain.

    I'd say he has balls, but.....

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    I wonder if the finace would sacrifice one for that kind of money? Take one for the team...Though seriously, I don't doubt that he could be in a lot of pain.

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    There's a little more in this article. I can't imagine his pain though.

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    ``I was very happy with the verdict, but I didn't celebrate or anything,'' Houston said. ``It doesn't change the fact that my life has been changed.''

    http://www.ohio.com/mld/ohio/news/17060756.htm


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    why does he need two? He has another, and fathered. woman are able to reproduce without two ovaries......

    and sorry, but I can not imagine groin pain would come even close to labour pain. (maybe the comparison should be polled..... )

    But, yay for the dude, he got close to a million for it........
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    I don't think this is so outrageous. The cable had broken and not been properly repaired. He will be in pain for the rest of his life. I'm sure he has had medical expenses and will probably have many more as they try to find ways to alleviate the pain. That's not a huge amount of money compared to what some people get for spilling hot coffee on themselves, killing themselves with cigarettes and alchohol, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by angelmom View Post
    I don't think this is so outrageous. The cable had broken and not been properly repaired. He will be in pain for the rest of his life. I'm sure he has had medical expenses and will probably have many more as they try to find ways to alleviate the pain. That's not a huge amount of money compared to what some people get for spilling hot coffee on themselves, killing themselves with cigarettes and alchohol, etc.
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    Your "quote" on your every post says it all...

    I can only imagine how this injury "took his breath away"....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cubby View Post
    why does he need two? He has another, and fathered. woman are able to reproduce without two ovaries......

    and sorry, but I can not imagine groin pain would come even close to labour pain. (maybe the comparison should be polled..... )

    But, yay for the dude, he got close to a million for it........
    You know, if child birth were left to the men of this world...we would be an extinct species Heck, I doubt many of them could stand menstrual cramps on a monthly basis. Like I said in my previous post, cut off the damn ball and stop the whinning about it

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    I think you can get by with one testicle, no? Just a little amputation, that's all. No more pain.

    Women get by with one all the time. (breasts that is)

    All I know is that some personal injury lawsuits are quite valid, others are ridiculous. Depends on the attorney and the jury, etc. I'm sure the attorney will get half of what he got.

    Workman's comp is another big crock, where probably only half the cases were truly injured in a permanent way on the job - people are dying to take advantage of that system.

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