The Patient Advocate

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.

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US News – Best Lawyers®: 2020 “Best Law Firms”

Meyers Evans Lupetin & Unatin has been recognized as a Tier 1 law firm in Pittsburgh, PA for Medical Malpractice by US News – Best Lawyers® in the 10th Edition of “Best Law Firms” released on November 1, 2019.

The firm has also been recognized in previous editions of US News – Best Lawyers® for work in both medical malpractice and personal injury law.

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Death From Cervical Cancer: Is The End Is In Sight?

A recent review of studies measuring the success of HPV immunization in reducing HPV infection, Genital Warts, and Cervical Intraepithelial shows a dramatic reduction in the instances precursors to cervical cancer in a wide range group of women from 13-29 years of age, as well as instances of genital warts among boys and young men. When a majority of population has been immunized, the virus is not able to propagate and be transmitted to the unvaccinated portion of the population.

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Multiple Studies Show The Benefits of HPV Vaccination Over the Past Five Years

Human Papillomavirus, better known as HPV, is a sexually transmitted infection that affects approximately 79 million mostly young Americans. In recent years, health care providers and researchers have led a concerted effort to stop the spread of HPV and for good reason – not only is HPV the most common infection among Americans, HPV infection causes several types of cancers, including cervical cancer, anal cancer, and cancers of the throat, base of the tongue and tonsils. According to the CDC, every year in the United States, HPV causes 33,700 cases of cancer in men and women.

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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, Jerry Meyers was selected “Lawyer of the Year” in the field of Personal Injury Litigation for the Pittsburgh metropolitan area. Jerry was also recognized as a “Best Lawyer” for his work in Medical Malpractice Law (Plaintiffs) and Personal Injury Litigation (Plaintiffs) in Pennsylvania.

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6 Steps to Take After You’ve Been In A Car Accident

Every 4 Seconds There’s a Car Accident in Pennsylvania. This means that you have a 1 in 41 chance of being involved in a car accident – and you need to be prepared for what to do when a car crash happens.
Follow these 6 steps after your car accident, and you will significantly improve your chances of a positive recovery.

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What Damages are Available for Medical Malpractice?

There are various types of medical malpractice cases ranging from surgery on the wrong body part, to misdiagnosis of a disease. If a case of medical malpractice is proven to have caused harm to the patient, the patient is entitled to be compensated the amount of money damages that fairly and adequately compensates the them for all the physical injuries and financial damages he or she has sustained.

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Neil Armstrong Died of Medical Malpractice, Family Settled for $6M

Neither celebrity or character protect patients from medical malpractice. Note that this matter was settled privately and it is only because of hard working reporters that the public now has been informed. Since most serious cases are settled under confidentiality restrictions there is an ongoing silence about many careless acts resulting in many catastrophically injured patients.

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The Three Most Important Things to Do Right After a Slip or Trip and Fall

In the moments following a serious slip or trip and fall accident you are not thinking clearly. The last thing on your mind is how you will support your personal injury claim or lawsuit. What you do next can make or break your personal injury claim. The success of a slip or trip and fall lawsuit depends in large part on the evidence surrounding the fall and what the injured persons does in the hours or days afterward.

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