A Wilburton man was mocked and needlessly denied medical care by jail officials while suffering a 91-hour erection in 2016, according to a $5 million lawsuit filed on his behalf.
Dustin Lance alleges in his civil rights lawsuit that he suffered permanent injury after employees of the Pittsburg County jail ignored his pleas for medical care while he was suffering from a continuous erection.
Lance, in his petition initially filed Sept. 18 in Pittsburg County District Court, says his troubles began Dec. 15, 2016, when, while incarcerated in the county jail, he ingested a pill offered to him by another inmate.
Lance, in his petition, says he made jail personnel aware the next day that he was suffering “unbearable pain” as a result of his condition.
The lawsuit says jail personnel repeatedly mocked Lance while denying medical treatment until Dec. 19.
Jail employees transported Lance about noon Dec. 19 to McAlester Regional Hospital, where doctors said they were unable to treat Lance’s condition and indicated that he required immediate transfer to a urologist in Tulsa, according to the lawsuit.