The Patient Advocate

We Know It Can Be Difficult To Contact An Attorney

Choosing a medical malpractice attorney is an important and difficult decision, partly because the decision to call an attorney itself can be so difficult for many people. Be assured, the attorneys of Meyers Evans and Lupetin and Unatin will listen to your story and treat you with respect. You called for help and you deserve to fully understand why we can or cannot help you. Our purpose is to provide answers.

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The Importance Of Our Rights To A Jury Trial

The Constitution is the bedrock of our American society.  Not a day goes by without many of us benefiting from one or more of the sacred amendments to our constitution, such as the freedoms of speech or religion, or the right to bear arms.  At Meyers Evans Lupetin & Unatin, we are privileged to work every day to advance an important right granted to each of us under the Seventh Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and Section 6 of the Constitution of Pennsyvlania – the right to a jury trial. 

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Patients Treated At UPMC Jameson May Have Been Exposed To Improperly Cleaned Ultrasound Probes

More than 200 patients treated at UPMC Jameson Hospital may have been exposed to improperly cleaned ultrasound probes.  Hospitals must follow strict procedures for the cleaning and disinfection of ultrasound probes and similar instruments that doctors insert inside patients’ bodies.  Regrettably, when hospitals fail to properly train and supervise their employees, bugs can remain on or inside medical instruments due to improper cleaning.

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ASTM e2147 Revised For 2018

When the Congress under the Clinton administration passed the health information portability and privacy act commonly known and referenced as HIPPA there was a recognition that while healthcare would benefit from the creation of electronic medical records that such a development also posed inherent problems. Electronic records are easily modified deleted and viewed without detection. In order to assure the integrity of our electronic medical records regulations were promulgated to address these problems.

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Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against UPMC In Pittsburgh Tuberculosis Case

Attorney Brendan Lupetin has filed a class-action lawsuit against University of Pittsburgh Medical Center on behalf of a patient that was exposed to tuberculosis by a UPMC emergency room nurse in on October 31, 2017.

The hospital, after discovering in March 2018 that the nurse was infected with TB believes that patients were exposed during the period of October 28, 2017 – February 28, 2018. The hospital informed 4,700 patients of the potential exposure that they needed to be tested for tuberculosis.

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The Real Cost of a Pedicure: Hidden Dangers Lurking in Nail Salons

Nail salons can be the source of bacteria, fungi, viruses, and other infectious agents including hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and HIV. Patrons can contract these biologic hazards from salons that re-use utensils and instruments without properly cleaning them between patrons or ineffectively clean equipment. Bacteria and fungus from unclean nail tools can contribute to other serious conditions such as thrombophlebitis, osteomyelitis, and sepsis which require extensive and expensive medical attention to treat or cure.

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Eight Steps To Avoid Cervical Cancer (Updated)

Modern medicine offers many therapeutic treatments to women diagnosed with invasive cancer. Prevention, however, is far better than cure. The best protection a woman has against cervical cancer is to develop a trusting relationship with a gynecologist and follow the guidelines listed in this article.

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New Recommendations to Monitor Coffee Roasters for Potential Lung Disease

Bronchiolitis obliterans is commonly referred to as “popcorn lung” because several popcorn factory workers died when they developed the disease after occupational exposure to alpha-diketones from the butter flavoring. However, popcorn processors are not the only factory workers at risk to be exposed to hazardous levels of alpha-diketones at work. Preventing environmental exposure to airborne alpha-diketones is crucial because, the symptoms of bronchiolitis obliterans can be quite severe—even fatal—many patients who develop severe bronchiolitis obliterans require a lung transplant.

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Contaminated Water At Summit Elementary School

Pittsburgh attorney Brendan Lupetin of Meyers Evans Lupetin & Unatin has been retained to represent the children of Summit Elementary School in a lawsuit against the Butler Area School District after high levels of lead and E. coli bacteria were found in the school district’s well water.

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