A jury in Lehigh County, Pa., awarded more than $23 million to a 55-year-old woman who lost her legs to infection while being cared for by a hospital nurse, according to a report in The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.) newspaper.

The award was the highest in the county and came after attorneys for the woman argued that her home-care nurse failed to report an infected catheter that led to serious infectious complications. She eventually had both legs amputated below the knee, according to a complained filed with the lawsuit, the newspaper reported.

The award was for medical expenses, lost earnings, and damages for pain and suffering.

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