Daniel Metzgar had an erection that lasted about eight months — a result of a botched penile implant in 2009, according to a medical malpractice lawsuit being heard this week in New Castle County Superior Court in Delaware.
The 44-year-old truck driver had a three-piece implant, consisting of inflatable cylinders inside the shaft of the penis, a fluid reservoir in the abdomen and a pump inside the scrotum.
But instead of improving his love life, he felt like less of a man, wearing baggy sweat pants and a long shirt to hide his situation.
Wherever Metzgar went, his erection got in the way, according to his attorney, Michael C. Heyden. Family events became uncomfortable because, Heyden said, “Dan is stuck in this position.”
“It’s not something you want to bring out at parties and show to friends,” said Metzgar.