Pittsburgh Medical Malpractice Law Firm
Behind each and every important medical malpractice case is a person whose life has been ruined. It is the job of a medical malpractice attorney to unravel the mystery which often conceals the true circumstances which lead to a medical disaster. Armed with knowledge, a patient is empowered to seek and find justice.
The Pittsburgh medical malpractice attorneys of Meyers Evans Lupetin & Unatin are dedicated to helping victims and their families in cases of medical malpractice, brain injuries, cancer misdiagnosis, birth injury, personal injury, and wrongful death.
Our mission is to find solutions for people that have experienced devastating loss as a result of careless medical and hospital practice.
For over 40 years, our medical malpractice lawyers have successfully represented hundreds of individuals in wrongful death and catastrophic injury cases, many of them cases against Western Pennsylvania’s largest hospitals, health care providers and insurance companies. The firm’s medical expertise and knowledge of Pennsylvania medical malpractice law has resulted in numerous record settlements and verdicts in Pittsburgh area courtrooms.
Attorney Jerry Meyers Named “Lawyer of the Year” in Best Lawyers
Each year, attorneys around the United States have an opportunity to nominate their peers to be recognized in Best Lawyers® for their achievements in their field. In addition, a single attorney will be chosen as “Lawyer of the Year” for their location and specific practice area.
This year, Pittsburgh medical malpractice attorney Jerry Meyers was named Best Lawyers® Lawyer of the Year in the field of Personal Injury Litigation for the Pittsburgh metropolitan area. Jerry was also recognized by Best Lawyers® for his work in Medical Malpractice Law (Plaintiffs) and Personal Injury Litigation (Plaintiffs) in Pennsylvania.
In addition, Charles Evans, Brendan Lupetin, and Gregory Unatin, also partners in the law firm of Meyers Evans Lupetin & Unatin have been recognized for their work in Personal Injury Litigation (Plaintiffs).
We are proud and honored to have been selected for recognition – and even more honored to be able to represent those that have been injured and need our help.
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At Meyers Evans Lupetin & Unatin, LLC, our attorneys provide representation to clients involved in serious medical malpractice and personal injury lawsuits including wrongful death, surgical accidents and brain damage. In some cases our clients have offered feedback about their experience working with our firm. Please take some time to review their comments. Some names have been changed to protect the privacy of our clients.
“Jerry Meyers is a dear friend of mine and, I can not begin to thank him for all that he has done for my family and me. He is very dedicated to his line of work. One could not ask for a better lawyer with his kind of experience, commitment, devotion, and his ability to give a voice to those who can not speak for themselves.”
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New Bill Approved By Congress That Allows Active Duty Military Members To Sue For Medical Malpractice
Bi-partisan legislation has been introduced in the House and Senate that would partially repeal the Feres Doctrine and allow active duty military to sue under the FTCA when they are injured or killed from medical malpractice. This bill passed Congress on 12/17/2019 and is expected to be signed into law by the President. If this bill becomes law, for the first time in almost 70 years active duty military would be allowed to seek redress from the Department of Defense (DOD) when they are injured and killed due to medically malpractice in military hospitals.
As of November 27, 2019, the Pennsylvania Department of Health has suspended all emergency room and inpatient services at Ellwood City Medical Center Ellwood City Medical Center in Lawrence County, Pennsylvania. The closure of all but outpatient services at Ellwood City Medical Center is related to undisclosed violations of Pennsylvania regulations intended to protect the safety of patients.
Pennsylvania Supreme Court Declares Pennsylvania’s Seven Year Limit On Medical Malpractice Cases Unconstitutional
On October 31, 2019, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court handed down its opinion in Yanakos v. UPMC and declared Pennsylvania’s statute of repose unconstitutional. Before the Court, UPMC argued the statute of response complied with Article I, Section 11 of the Pennsylvania Constitution. The Court found UPMC proved the statute of repose was related to the important government’s interest of controlling the rising costs associated with medical insurance and medical care. However, UPMC failed to produce evidence of how the statute of repose actually achieved this government interest.