This case takes place in Georgia and involves a male patient who presented to the hospital for surgery based upon the recommendation of his podiatrist for the removal of a large bunion on his right foot. He experienced significant problems following this initial surgery, which required a second surgery performed by the same podiatrist some months later. It was at this point that the patient was diagnosed with significant nerve damage stemming from his initial surgery. As a result of this nerve damage, the man suffered serious and continual pain, and he has seen several different podiatrists in order to find an effective treatment. It is alleged that the procedure used by the original podiatrist was unusual and that the patient’s nerve damage was caused by negligence on the part of the original doctor.