Man sues BMW for giving him 20-month erection after motorcycle ride
It is not entirely unheard of for an automobile or motorcycle company to be sued, but a new lawsuit waged against BMW North America appears to be a first. By now you’ve probably seen an erectile dysfunction commercial saying to call a doctor if your erection lasts more than 4 hours. But what it lasted 20 months? A California man is currently suing BMW and Corbin-Pacific, a motorcycle-seat maker because he claims that a four-hour trip on his 1993 BMW motorcycle has given him “a severe case of priapism” (a persistent erection). The man alleges that his unfortunate case of priapism has now gone on for 20 arduous months. Henry Wolf and his lawyer Vernon Bradley filed the lawsuit last Thursday in California Superior Court in San Francisco. Wolf claims that the bike’s ribbed “banana” seat design caused his affliction.
Wolf v. BMW reads as follows:
“Plaintiff was riding his 1993 BMW motorcycle equipped with a Corbin-Pacific seat. The ride lasted approximately two hours each way to plaintiff’s destination, after which plaintiff developed a severe case of priapism (a persistent, lasting erection). Plaintiff alleges that this condition was caused by the ridge-like seat on his motorcycle, negligently designed, manufactured and/or installed by defendants.