Pittsburgh Medical Malpractice Law Firm
On August 26, 2020, Brendan Lupetin and Gregory Unatin of Lupetin & Unatin obtained a jury verdict and a record-setting $10.83 million dollar award in favor of a patient that suffered permanent brain damage due to medical negligence by staff at Tyrone Hospital, in Blair County, PA.
These two Pittsburgh attorneys, together with the firm’s founding attorney Jerry Meyers (retired in 2021), were the first to bring a Pennsylvania medical malpractice case to trial and win for the plaintiff since the COVID-19 Pandemic began. Our sincere hope and belief is that this will pave the way for more medical malpractice cases to be tried and won in Pennsylvania as we continue to navigate the challenges and restrictions caused by the pandemic. This lawsuit proves that it is indeed possible to try a medical malpractice case in a Pennsylvania court, and get justice and financial restitution for individuals that have been harmed by the actions of medical professionals.
Our firm has been recognized by the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers for the firm’s high professional legal standards and ethics and has been been recognized by Best Lawyers as one of the best law firms in America for medical malpractice and personal injury.
Behind each and every important medical malpractice case is a person whose life has been ruined. It is the job of a medical malpractice attorney to unravel the mystery which often conceals the true circumstances which lead to a medical disaster. Armed with knowledge, a patient is empowered to seek and find justice.
The Pittsburgh medical malpractice attorneys of Lupetin & Unatin are dedicated to helping victims and their families in cases of medical malpractice, brain injuries, cancer misdiagnosis, birth injury, personal injury, and wrongful death.
Our mission is to find solutions for people that have experienced devastating loss as a result of careless medical and hospital practice.
For over 40 years, our medical malpractice lawyers have successfully represented hundreds of individuals in wrongful death and catastrophic injury cases, many of them cases against Western Pennsylvania’s largest hospitals, health care providers and insurance companies. The firm’s medical expertise and knowledge of Pennsylvania medical malpractice law has resulted in numerous record settlements and verdicts in Pittsburgh area courtrooms.
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The Patient Advocate®
With great excitement we announce a changing of the guard at Meyers Evans Lupetin & Unatin.
Effective July 1st, 2021, our law firm will continue on as Lupetin & Unatin, LLC.
After dedicating the last 45 years to advocating on behalf of those injured by corporations, hospitals and doctors, attorneys Jerry Meyers and Charles “Chuck” Evans have decided to step away from their respective roles with Meyers Evans Lupetin & Unatin, LLC. Jerry has decided to hand the reins over to partners Brendan Lupetin and Greg Unatin while Chuck will assume the position of “special counsel.”
The attorneys of 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 command centers for several hospitals in the Pittsburgh region, specifically UPMC Mercy,
Residents of Western Pennsylvania are fortunate to have access to some of the best doctors and nurses in the nation. However, a recent national survey which measures preventable injuries and illnesses suggests several area hospitals, including two of the region’s largest, fall short of expectations when it comes to patient safety. The Spring 2020 survey results were released on April 30, 2020. Nearly every hospital in the Western Pennsylvania region received an “A” or “B” grade. Two hospitals in the region received a “C”.
Understanding Medical Malpractice
How much do you trust your doctor’s prescriptions? A lot? Great, that is ideal. Now – how much do you trust his handwriting? How much do you trust the 22-year-old scribe who transfers the doctor’s charting? And how much do you trust the pharmacist, and the pharmacy tech? With your
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.