A man filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Government, after a nurse put ice packs on his penis, causing injury, according to reports.
A U.S. Army veteran is trying to get $10 million from the federal government, saying that a nurse put ice packs repeatedly on his penis after surgery, causing frostbite and gangrene, which ultimately led to partial amputation of the organ.
Michael D. Nash sued the U.S. federal government in the Kentucky District Court on Tuesday, for what he called medical malpractice.
Nash, 61, went to a hospital in Lexington Veterans Administration in 2010, for a penile implant and circumcision. His lawyers said a nurse placed his groin on ice for 19 hours, and 127 millimeters or five inches of his penis later had to be amputated.
"Basically this is caused by freezing of the penis, which ultimately caused gangrene," his attorney Larry Jones said.
"In addition to rob someone of their manhood, they stole the simple ability to urinate just like any other person living in this world," the lawyer stated.
Jones said that Nash required reconstructive surgery that allowed him to urinate again.