The Patient Advocate

Delayed Diagnosis of Spinal Infection

Osteomyelitis and discitis are infections of the spine. These diseases are rare, but can lead to serious and permanent neurological injuries, including severe pain, paralysis or difficulties walking. Unfortunately, the diagnosis of discitis or osteomyelitis is often delayed by health care providers, because the primary symptom of discitis and osteomyelitis is the very non-specific complaint of back pain.

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The Eight Most Common Types of Medical Malpractice

We have compiled a list of the eight most common types of medical malpractice, based on our experience handling medical malpractice cases in Pennsylvania for over 40 years. These include injuries in childbirth, surgical errors, medication & prescription mistakes, and more. Read on for the full list and details about each.

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Identifying Medical Malpractice Under Pennsylvania Law

As important as it is to know what medical malpractice is, it is also important to know what medical malpractice is not. The fact is, that most healthcare, even a poor outcome, is NOT medical malpractice. Also, in our experience, most doctors and nurses have the best intentions for their patients. But because the stakes are so high in medicine, it is common for patients or their families to wonder if a poor outcome was preventable.

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We Know It Can Be Difficult To Contact An Attorney

Choosing a 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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