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June 06, 2007

Man Sues "Boost" Energy Drink For Giving Him 2-Year-Long Erection

I had that one time. The doctors called it "middle school."

A man has sued the maker of the health drink Boost Plus, claiming the vitamin-enriched beverage gave him an erection that would not subside and caused him to be hospitalized.

The lawsuit filed by Christopher Woods of New York said he bought the nutrition beverage made by the pharmaceutical company Novartis AG at a drugstore on June 5, 2004, and drank it.

Woods' court papers say he woke up the next morning "with an erection that would not subside" and sought treatment that day for the condition, called severe priapism.

They say Woods, 29, underwent surgery for implantation of a Winter shunt, which moves blood from one area to another.

In related not-at-all specious lawsuit news, the judge suing a dry cleaners for $67 million for losing his pants for a couple of weeks has dramatically lowered the damages he believes he's owed.

To $54 million. No, really.


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