By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Pittsburgh VA Hospital will pay $2.75 million to a veteran who had a leg amputated after a podiatrist who operated on his foot made an error.READ MORE: Pittsburgh Weather: Cool Conditions After Cold Front Brings Severe Storms
Darwin Gurto went to the doctor about some foot and ankle pain.READ MORE: Judge Denies Robert Bowers' Motion For Govt. To Produce Evidence It Monitored His Online Activities
The doctor told him he needed surgery, which he had in February of 2015.
His surgeon told him everything went well, but a second doctor noticed he wasn’t healing properly.MORE NEWS: Pa. Native, Penn State Grad Carl Nassib Comes Out As First Openly Gay Active NFL Player
Gurto had several more operations to try to resolve the issue, but in the end his leg was amputated below the knee. He sued for damages.