Medical Malpractice Articles
Imagine a doctor admitting to you that years before your devastating diagnosis the doctor had received important test results but, due to oversight, never told you about them. Now imagine you hire a medical malpractice lawyer who requests all of
You have done your research, talked with your lawyer and are now prepared to structure some or all of your personal injury or medical malpractice settlement. What happens next? This article outlines the basic steps that occur once you decided to invest your settlement in a structured settlement annuity.
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.
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.
Meyers, Evans, Lupetin & Unatin attorney Brendan Lupetin is representing the widow of veteran Patrick W. Ferris, in a wrongful death medical malpractice lawsuit filed against the United States of America’s Veteran’s Administration. Ferris’ recent wrongful death and medical malpractice lawsuit was recently filed in federal court.
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.
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.
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.
A deadly mold outbreak at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center hospital campuses Montefiore, Presbyterian and Shadyside in Western Pennsylvania has been linked to contaminated bed linens from Paris Healthcare Linen Services. The contaminated sheets and linens were distributed by Paris Linen’s DuBois facility in Clearfield County; the same location which provides linens to all UPMC hospital campuses. The attorneys of Meyers Evans Lupetin & Unatin are currently (as of October 31, 2017) representing four families in cases against the UPMC hospital system and Paris Companies in which multiple transplant patients have died as a result of a fungal infection.
Misplaced nasogastric (NG tube) and percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tubes can result in Pennsylvania medical malpractice lawsuits because of the serious injuries and even death that result to patients. The lawyers of Meyers Evans Lupetin & Unatin are well versed in handling such cases and feel it is important to discuss this ongoing threat to patient safety.