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Six million for boosted libido after accident

December 19th, 2006 . by Matt

Six million is pretty good coin.

A devout Christian who said an accident at work boosted his libido and wrecked his marriage as he turned to prostitutes and pornography has been awarded nearly $6 million) in damages.

Stephen Tame, 29, from Suffolk in England, suffered severe head injuries in a fall, transforming him from a loyal newlywed into a “disinhibited” character who had two affairs.

He was in a coma for two months after falling from a gantry while working at a bicycle warehouse shortly after his marriage in January 2002. Doctors said it was a miracle he survived.

Awarding him £3.1 million($5.89 million) in compensation at London’s High Court on Tuesday, Judge Michael Harris said: “His life and the life of his young wife were shattered.”

With six million he can see many, many more prostitutes.


3 Responses to “Six million for boosted libido after accident”

  1. comment number 1 by: tomato

    Gee, how could he have proved the causation of tort? I recall that in Britain, there are no jury trials for civil cases (maybe I remember wrong), so the judgment makes it more amazing!

  2. comment number 2 by: Two Cents

    tomato,
    Head traumas have been associated with personality transformations, and so I guess that the judge must have referred to doctors who no doubt examined Tame’s brain damage. The most famous of such cases is that of Phineas Gage, a railway construction foreman in the 19th century. The page on “The damage to Gage makes you wonder how he survived. Although, personality-wise, you could say he didn’t.
    http://www.deakin.edu.au/hmnbs/psychology/gagepage/

  3. comment number 3 by: MarkA

    Austin Powers.