A California man has sued BMW North America and a motorcycle-seat maker claiming that riding his BMW bike gave him an erection that lasted 20 months, destroying his ability to engage in sexual activity.
USA Today is reporting that the product liability lawsuit against BMW and well-known aftermarket seatmaker Corbin-Pacific (reported first by Courthouse News Service in California) was filed in California Superior Court in San Francisco last Thursday by Henry Wolf and his lawyer, Vernon Bradley of Sausalito.
The complaint states that on May 1, 2010, Wolf was riding his 1993 BMW motorcycle equipped with a Corbin-Pacfic seat for about four hours when he noticed he had "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," the lawsuit states.
Wolf seeks damages for lost wages, personal injury, medical expenses, product liability, and negligent infliction of emotional distress, according to SF weekly.
"Plaintiff ... has been experiencing continuing problems since his motorcycle ride. He is now unable to engage in sexual activity, which is causing him substantial emotional and mental anguish," his lawyer states.
According to court papers, the plaintiff "now suffers from priapism (a long lasting erection), and has been experiencing continuing problems since his motorcycle ride. He is now unable to engage in sexual activity, which is causing him substantial emotional and mental anguish."