Man suing VA, claims doctors made a spectacle of embarrassing x-rated condition
ATLANTA, Ga. (WGCL) – A veteran says he plans to sue the VA after an embarrassing mishap at the hospital.
Edward Stalling says he suffers from PTSD and has trouble sleeping at night.
He says he has taken medicine for some time for his sleeping issues, but was given a different pill in December.
Stalling said doctors prescribed Trazodone for his inability to sleep.
Since then, he says he has had a painful erection.
“I took it that night and the next day I woke up with that problem,” Stalling said.
After the condition lasted for hours, Stalling said he drove himself to the hospital.
He says when he arrived, doctors made a spectacle of his condition.
“One had mentioned that I should line up all the women,” Stalling said. “I haven’t had that many people who had seen it in my whole life, until I went to that hospital.”
He said that multiple doctors and nurses stopped by just to see the issue.
“When they admitted him, he had to be hospitalized for 10 days,” said Jonathan Johnson, Stalling’s attorney. “It’s not functional as a sex organ and he has trouble urinating. We’re going to bring a case against the VA.”
The VA in Atlanta released the following statement:
“The Atlanta VA Medical Center places the highest priority on delivering quality care while respecting the privacy of Veterans. Our focus has always been to deliver this care in a professional, compassionate and safe environment. When issues occur in our system we conduct reviews to identify, correct and work to prevent additional risk. It would be inappropriate to comment on this case without consent from the Veteran.”