An attorney for a New York City man claims that the Archdiocese of New York did not show compassion for their client when a freak accident necessitated the loss of a limb.
David Jimienez and his wife Delia are both devotees of the Roman catholic church.
When Delia was diagnosed with cancer her husband began to pray daily near a 600 pound marble crucifix at St. Patrick's cathedral.
After her cancer went into remission, Jimienez asked the priest in charge of the church if he could clean the statue as a gesture of gratitude for the divine intervention.
While cleaning the religious icon the statue toppled over crushing his leg, which subsequently had to be removed by amputation.