Trazodone Prescribed At Atlanta Hospital Causes Hours-Long Erection; Victim Confined For 10 Days

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Bananas bearing Chiquita stickers are displayed for sale in a store in central London August 12, 2014. Shares in Irish banana company Fyffes slumped on Monday after Cutrale Group and Brazilian investment firm Safra Group offered to buy Chiquita Brands - threatening Fyffes' earlier deal with Chiquita. REUTERS/Neil Hall (BRITAIN - Tags: BUSINESS COMMODITIES FOOD)


Bananas bearing Chiquita stickers are displayed for sale in a store in central London August 12, 2014. Shares in Irish banana company Fyffes slumped on Monday after Cutrale Group and Brazilian investment firm Safra Group offered to buy Chiquita Brands - threatening Fyffes' earlier deal with Chiquita. REUTERS/Neil Hall (BRITAIN - Tags: BUSINESS COMMODITIES FOOD)

A veteran suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder will file a lawsuit against the Atlanta VA Medical Center for prescribing him in December the drug Trazadone, which is an anti-depressant.  The medication worked, but it had an unexpected side effect that Edward Stalling found "hard" to forget.

That's because he woke up with an erection that lasted him hours, causing Stalling to be hospitalised for 10 days.

To make matters worse, his hard penis became a public spectacle as word got around the medical centre and doctors stopped by to see his rock-hard stiff organ.

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Someone even joked that Stalling should line up all females, but the trouble was his genitals couldn't then function as a sex organ and he couldn't even pass urine.

"I hadn't had that many people who had seen it in my whole life, until I went to that hospital," Fox News quotes Stalling.

He developed fibrosis that required doctors to ran needles in his organ that at one point Stalling had 10 needles at the same time

The hospital said in a statement that it gives the highest priority to the delivery of quality care while maintaining the privacy of its patients. It said it is improper to comment on the case without consent from Stalling.

Jonathan Johnson, Stalling's lawyer, said that while people may find what his client went through funny, the medication ended the veteran's sex life permanently.

He believes Stalling has good chances of winning in court because of a similar incident in Pennsylvania where the victim who was prescribed also Trazadone was given $10 million damages.

To contact the writer, email: v.hernandez@ibtimes.com.au