LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (AP) — A U.S. Army veteran claims that a nurse repeatedly put ice packs on his penis after surgery, causing frostbite and gangrene and ultimately leading to amputation.
Michael D. Nash sued the federal government in U.S. District Court in Kentucky on Tuesday, seeking $10 million in damages for what he calls medical malpractice.
Nash went to the Veterans Administration hospital in Lexington for the surgery. His attorneys say a nurse packed his groin in ice for 19 hours afterward. The attorneys say a significant part of his penis later had to be amputated. Attorney Larry Jones says Nash will require reconstructive surgery.
A message left for the Veterans Administration was not immediately returned.