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Family sues after man dies of taking 'Stiff Nights" male enhancer

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Fox News reports a lawsuit against an adult entertainment company after a customer died of taking a sex enhancement pill called Stiff Nights. The mother of David McElwee’s minor children filed the lawsuit in August. Enlightened Reading Inc., the parent company of Erotic City has denied any wrongdoing.

In September 2012, David McElwee bought a sexual enhancer called Stiff Nights from a Kansas City adult bookstore. Not long after using the product, McElwee died of cardiac arrest. The suit claims the product increased McElwee’s blood pressure and caused a heart attack.

Johnson County EMS medical director Doctor Ryan Jacobsen said a doctor should have prescribed the product.

The pills’ manufacturers had issued a voluntary recall after learning the product contained sulfoaildenafil, a substance used in Viagra. KCTV Channel 5 tried to talk to attorneys representing McElwee’s family and Erotic City about the story. Neither would comment. Trial information is pending.

Visit Fox News for more information about this unusual death.

Marc Hoover is a freelance writer and author of two books “You Need a Cellmate, Not a Soulmate” and “21 Things you Gotta Know About the NFL.” Click on the links to buy his books or contact him about this story or anything else at Marc also has a website for family members to write messages to their deceased loved ones. Visit Letters Beyond Heaven to either share or read personal letters to beloved family members and friends.



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