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.

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Darwin Gurto went to the doctor about some foot and ankle pain.

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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.

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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.