An Army veteran is claiming that the federal government deprived him of his manhood and ability to urinate. Michael D. Nash is a normal Army veteran except that his sex organ was frostbitten and infested by gangrene.
The cause? About 19 hours of being under wraps of ice packs.
Reports said that Nash entered Veterans Administration (VA) hospital to undergo penile implant operation and circumcision. Instead of leaving the hospital safely, he claims that the nurse applied ice packs on his groin for about 19 hours causing his penis to catch frostbite and gangrene and eventually resulting in partial amputation.
As a result of the incident, Nash initially pursued compensation through the Federal Tort Claims Act. Under this civil procedure, people who were wronged by the federal government are allowed to claim for compensations provided that they will not pursue a lawsuit until the claim is resolved.