Attorney Richard Golomb recently secured one of the largest awards in the
history of Berks County on behalf of his client—who lost both of
his legs after having a corn removed from his toe. In this case, the jury
returned a $2,068,687 verdict in favor of Golomb’s client, 59-year-old
Donald Davis. The lawsuit was filed against a Pottstown-based podiatrist
who did not review his medical records prior to conducting the procedure.
After having the corn removed from his toe, Davis was treated by a surgeon
at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center. He had developed an infection, which
eventually turned into gangrene. After numerous procedures that aimed
to improve Davis’ circulation, he developed staph infections. He
was sent to St. Joseph Medical Center for treatment, but the doctors decided
that they would need to amputate his legs.
The jury’s gross award to Davis was $3.4 million, but they found
that he was 40% responsible for his injuries—leaving him with a
total award of $2,068,687.00.