Notable Cases

Turning the Tables: How We Secured a $3.2 Million Verdict in a Slip and Fall Lawsuit

In a recent legal battle, attorneys Brendan Lupetin and Maggie Cooney of Lupetin & Unatin, LLC, achieved a remarkable victory for their client, Dr. Alonge, a Navy veteran and dedicated oral surgeon. Facing an unfair offer of $150,000 to settle a slip and fall lawsuit, they managed to secure a staggering $3.2 million jury verdict in Erie County, Pennsylvania. How did they accomplish this incredible feat? Let’s dive into the story.

Patient Suffered Permanent Nerve Damage Due To Botched Saphenous Vein Harvest

This case involves a gentleman in his 60s who suffered needless injury due to medical negligence during his preparation for a coronary bypass surgery (CABG). In preparation, the doctors planned to perform an endoscopic vein harvest of the patient’s saphenous vein. The patient was placed under general anesthesia, and a physician’s assistant endoscopically attempted to remove the necessary saphenous vein from the patient’s leg. Due to lack of proper supervision and experience, the PA mistakenly removed a large portion of the patient’s saphenous nerve instead of the vein, causing permanent and avoidable nerve injury in his leg as a result of the physician’s assistant failing to follow the standard procedure for vein harvesting.

Attorneys Obtain $6 Million Verdict in Negligent Misrepresentation Case Against Intertek

The hard work of Attorneys Brendan Lupetin and Greg Unatin of Lupetin & Unatin paid off when on March 7, 2014 a Pittsburgh jury returned a verdict of $6 million dollars on behalf of their client, Brand Marketing Group, L.L.C. (BMG). BMG was represented in court by its principle, David Brand, an inventor and small distributor whose company was crippled after a subsidiary of the world’s largest product-testing company, Intertek Testing Services, botched the testing of his newly unveiled space heater – the Thermablaster.

What Can Go Wrong, Sometimes Does

This case of delayed diagnosis of cervical cancer as a result of mistakes made by both doctors and cytopathologists is a tragic tale of a young mother who left behind three minor children when she died. Our firm assisted this family in securing financial compensation to support the children after her death.

Hospital Conceals Airway Accident Resulting in Brain Damage of Child

A young child suffered permanent brain damage following an accident that occurred in a hospital where he was being monitored after being struck by a car. Jerry Meyers represented the child and his family and was able to assist them in navigating economic and other challenges they faced after this tragedy left the child permanently disabled.

Premature Infant Left For Dead

This client was born premature, but healthy. The doctor decided the baby would never lead a “normal” life. So no resuscitation measures were taken… until the child’s father forced the doctor to resuscitate his baby. Because of the doctor’s delay, the baby suffered irreversible brain injury. The parents contacted one of our lawyers who conducted an investigation, filed a lawsuit and discovered the truth.

Failure to Understand Allergy Leads to Woman’s Death

A patient was undergoing a procedure in a hospital when she had an allergic reaction to an antibiotic being administered, causing cardiac arrest. She was successfully resucitated and her surgery was rescheduled. Amazingly, the surgeon, who was the same surgeon present at the time of the original cardiac arrest, insisted that the patient get the prophylactic antibiotic and the anesthesiologist present and the nurse anesthetist present lacked the courage to refuse. The drug was administered. The patient died.

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