- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 11, 2016

BUTLER, Pa. (AP) - A jury has awarded nearly $9 million in damages to a western Pennsylvania man in a negligence lawsuit filed against Butler Memorial Hospital’s parent company three years ago.

Todd Wogan and his wife, Beverly, filed suit in 2013 against Butler Health System and a surgeon after he lost his lower legs following what the couple’s attorneys alleged were poor decisions that led to prolonged septic shock.

Attorneys said the blood flow was cut off to Todd Wogan’s legs, causing gangrene in both feet, which were both amputated at mid-calf at another hospital along with parts of fingers on his left hand.

A jury cleared the surgeon of liability after a three-week trial in Butler County but ordered the hospital’s parent company to pay $8.78 million.

A hospital spokeswoman declined comment.

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