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, 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®
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”.
There are numerous VA Healthcare Systems and Hospitals available to veterans in Pennsylvania including the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System – made up of the Pittsburgh VA Medical Center-University Drive in Oakland and the H. John Heinz III Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Aspinwall. While the VA Health System provides a great service to our veterans, we have seen many instances where the medical care was substandard and led to avoidable injuries and death.
Understanding Medical Malpractice
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 whether to undergo the procedure at all. Your specialist and
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 diagnosis that is incorrect, or treatment that is not beneficial;
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 staff, pharmacy or a physician makes an error that causes