Modern medicine has given doctors the gift and the curse of having to decide on a method of delivery in childbirth. Today, cesarean section births are carefully orchestrated procedures where a physician delivers a baby surgically via incisions in a mother’s abdomen and uterus. But for most of human history, the decision to opt for a c-section over a vaginal birth was a necessary last-ditch effort to prevent the death of a mother in labor. Before antiseptics, antibiotics, anesthesia, and midwifery became common in American hospitals, the risks of complications from c-section surgery far outweighed the benefits in all but the most urgent cases.
Jerry Meyers, Brendan Lupetin, and Gregory Unatin represented the Miller family in a medical malpractice lawsuit against Tyrone Hospital in Blair County, Pennsylvania. After three years of litigation the case came to trial in the Court of Common Pleas of
We are proud to announce that four of our attorneys have once been recognized for inclusion in the 27th Edition of “Best Lawyers in America©” for the following areas of practice: Jerry I Meyers: Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs &
We all know that surgery can be scary. You have little control over when and where the procedure will take place. You completely give up control when you accept general anesthesia. You may feel that you have limited control over
Each of the following scenarios represents an instance of what medical malpractice lawyers call “delayed diagnosis ” – in which the correct diagnosis is made, but not in a timely fashion. While waiting a correct diagnosis, the patient receives a
Nearly everyone who visits a medical facility experiences errors, inconvenience, or aggravations at some point in time. Most of these create a minor annoyance. You go home, grumble to everyone in hearing distance, and then move on. But sometimes medical
We trust in our healthcare because we must. If medical malpractice happens and a loved one is seriously injured or killed, we expect hospitals and our healthcare providers to admit fault and take accountability for what happened. Sadly, patients cannot always count on hospitals and healthcare providers to do the right thing.
The attorneys of Meyers Evans Lupetin & Unatin recently teamed up with several other Pittsburgh area attorneys and members of the Pennsylvania Association of Justice (PAJ) to provide lunches for the staff of emergency departments, intensive care units, and COVID-19