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Jerry I. Meyers - Pittsburgh, PA

707 Grant Street Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Updated: 01/18/2019

Pittsburgh Medical Malpractice Lawyer

About Jerry I. Meyers

Practice Areas

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Birth Injury Law
  • Cervical Cancer Misdiagnosis
  • Brain Injuries

Litigation

  • 100%

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Founding and Managing Partner

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1975
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania, 1975
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1975

Other Affiliations

  • Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, 1987 - 1991 (Member, Board of Governors)
  • Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, 1994 (Member, Legislative Policy Committee)
  • Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, Medical Malpractice Section (Charter Member)
  • Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, Western Chapter, 1988 - 1989 (President)
  • The Association of Trial Lawyers of America (Member)
  • Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County (ATLA Leadership Forum)
  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice (Member, Board of Governors, 2009 - Present)
  • Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Medical Legal Committee
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Health Care and Hospital Law Committee
  • Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association (Medical Legal Committee)
  • Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association (Medical Malpractice Advisory Task Force)

Education

  • University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, Florida, 1975
    J.D.
    Honors: cum laude
  • University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, 1971
    B.A.
    Major: Philosophy
    Major: Rhetoric

Fraternities and Sororities

  • Phi Delta Phi
  • Omicron Delta Kappa

Past Positions

  • United States Navy, Hospital Corpsman, 1965 - 1967
  • The Western Pennsylvania Hospital, Respiratory Therapist, 1967 - 1972
  • Berger & Kapetan, Associate, 1975 - 1977
  • Messrs. Rosen & Perry, Former Partner

Pro Bono Activities

  • Alex de Toucqueville Society
  • Sponsored Hartwood Show Jumping Festival for benefit of the Parental Stress Center; Race to Any Place, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (2005-2011 and 2014)
  • Major Donor, Neighborhood Legal Services – Equal Justice Under the Law Campaign
  • Attorneys Against Hunger Campaign
  • Sustaining Fellow, Allegheny County Bar Foundation

Classes and Seminars

  • Faculty, Finding and Presenting Evidence in Personal Injury Cases, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Philadelphia, PA, 1988 - Present
  • Faculty, Continuing Legal Education Program Series - Screening of Medical Malpractice Case, PTLA-Western Chapter, Greensburg, PA, 1988 - Present
  • Course Planner and Moderator, Anatomy & Medicine for the Trial Lawyer, PTLA-Western Chapter, Pittsburgh, PA, 1988 - Present
  • Faculty, The Litigator and the Personal Computer, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Pittsburgh, PA, 1989 - Present
  • Faculty, Pennsylvania Emergency Room Medical Malpractice, Professional Education Systems, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA, 1989 - Present
  • Faculty, Advanced Issues in Medical Malpractice-Vicarious & Hospital Liability Theories, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Pittsburgh, PA, 1990 - Present
  • Faculty, Family Law: Litigating to Win, The Expert and Equitable Distribution, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Pittsburgh, Harrisburg, PA, 1991 - Present
  • Faculty, Preparing & Trying the Medical Malpractice Case, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Pittsburgh, PA, 1992 - Present
  • Faculty, Advanced Issues in Medical Malpractice, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Pittsburgh, PA, 1992
  • Faculty, Discovery: Unveiling the Mystery, Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, 1994 - Present
  • Faculty, Mercy Health System of Altoona, 1995 - Present
  • Faculty, Preparing & Trying the Medical Malpractice Case, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Pittsburgh, PA, 1996 - Present
  • Faculty, HOUSE BILL 2210, Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, Pittsburgh, PA, 1996 - Present
  • Faculty, Malpractice in the E.R. - Medicine, Law and Tactics, Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, Pittsburgh, PA, 1998 - Present
  • Lecturer: Medical Evidence, Medical Malpractice, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Pittsburgh, Harrisburg, Philadelphia
  • Lecturer: Medical Evidence, Medical Malpractice, Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association
  • Lecturer: Medical Evidence, Medical Malpractice, The Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Lecturer: Medical Evidence, Medical Malpractice, Neurology Service, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Lecturer: Medical Evidence, Medical Malpractice, Centralized Hospital Service, Greensburg, Pennsylvania
  • Lecturer: Medical Evidence, Medical Malpractice, Continuing Education Services, Allegheny General Hospital
  • Lecturer: Medical Evidence, Medical Malpractice, Geisinger Medical Center
  • Lecturer: Medical Evidence, Medical Malpractice, Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, Western Chapter
  • Lecturer: Medical Evidence, Medical Malpractice, Trial Advocacy Foundation
  • Speaker, Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Convention, Hershey, PA, 1979 - Present
  • Faculty, Medical-Legal Conference, Steamboat Springs, Colorado, Pittsburgh Institute of Legal Medicine, 1980 - Present
  • Faculty, Medical-Legal Conference, Steamboat Springs, Colorado, Medical-Dental-Legal Group, approved for continued medical education credit – University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 1981 - Present
  • Guest Lecturer, Teaching Rounds, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Neurology Service, 1981 - Present
  • Speaker, Conference, Current Topics in Respiratory Care, Centralized Hospital Service, Greensburg, PA, 1981 - Present
  • Speaker, Continuing Education Program for nurse anesthetists, Medical-Legal Aspects of Nurse Anesthesia, Centralized Hospital Service, Greensburg, PA, 1982 - Present
  • Faculty, Conference, Treatment Strategies, Advances in Radiotherapy, Techniques, Continuing Education Services, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA, 1983 - Present
  • Guest Lecturer, Medical Legal aspects of Radiation Therapy – What the Technologists Need to Know, Geisinger Medical Center, 1985 - Present
  • Course Planner and Moderator, Anatomy & Medicine for the Trial Lawyer, Western Chapter of the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, Pittsburgh, PA, 1986 - Present
  • Faculty, Preparing and Proving the Medical Malpractice Case, Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, Trial Advocacy Foundation, Pittsburgh, PA, 1987 - Present
  • Faculty, Continuing Legal Education Program Series – Screening of medical malpractice case, Western Chapter of the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, Presented in Butler and Johnstown, PA, 1987 - Present
  • Faculty, Civil Litigation Update, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Hershey, PA, 1987 - Present
  • Faculty, Continuing Legal Education Program Series – Screening of medical malpractice case, Western Chapter of the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, Butler, PA, 1990 - Present
  • Faculty, University of Pittsburgh, School of Law, Health Law Clinic, 1996
  • Lecturer, Preparing and Trying a Medical Malpractice Case, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Pittsburgh, PA, 1996 - Present
  • Lecturer, The Nuts and Bolts of Medical Malpractice Cases, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Pittsburgh, PA, 2001 - Present
  • Lecturer, The Pap Smear Case – A Plaintiff’s Perspective, Papanicolaou Society of Cytopathology, San Antonio, Texas, 2005 - Present
  • Lecturer, Medical Malpractice Seminar – Discovery Strategies, Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, Pittsburgh, PA, 2006 - Present
  • Lecturer, The Plaintiff’s Perspective on the Investigation and Management of Cervical Cancer Cases, Pennsylvania Association for Justice, Pittsburgh, PA, 2008 - Present
  • Lecturer, Audit Trail Roundtable, Precise Litigation Technologies, 2010 - Present
  • Lecturer, Medical Malpractice Update Seminar, Follow the Audit Trail, American Association for Justice, 2011 - Present
  • Lecturer, Medical Malpractice Seminar, Electronic Medical Records, Pennsylvania Association for Justice, 2011 - Present
  • Lecturer, Medical Malpractice Seminar, Electronic Medical Records, Follow the Audit Trail, Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, 2012 - Present
  • Lecturer, Medical Malpractice Seminar, Follow the Audit Trail, Pennsylvania Association for Justice, 2013 - Present
  • Lecturer, Facebook Discovery in Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Association for Justice, 2013 - Present
  • Lecturer: Medical Evidence, Medical Malpractice, Professional Education Systems, Inc.

Achievements

Honors

  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyer, Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County
  • President's Club, The Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Past President, Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, Western Chapter
  • AV Preeminent Attorney, Martindale-Hubbell
  • One of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Pennsylvania, American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Woodward/White, Inc., 1993— Editions
  • Who’s Who in American Law
  • National Registry of Who’s Who, Life Member

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Office Information

Address

707 Grant Street Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Fax

  • 412-281-4111

Accepts Credit Cards

Yes

Publication

Articles

  • The Semantics of Crisis, The Barrister, PA Trial Lawyers Association, Vol. XV, No. 2, 1984
  • The Perspective of a Plaintiff's Attorney in Dissembling the Art of Medicine as it Relates to the Interpretation and Management of Cervical Smears, Amer J Clin Path, Pathology Patterns, 2000
  • Does the Patients' Bill of Rights legislation currently before Congress have the potential to expand physician liability?, Medical Crossfire, Volume 3, No. 7, July , 2001
  • Meyers, J.I., “Evaluation of a Birth Injury Case, Part 1”, Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association Newsletter, September 1999
  • Meyers, J.I., “Evaluation of a Birth Injury Case, Part II”, Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association Newsletter, January 2000
  • Meyers, J.I., “Evaluating the Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Case”, Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association Newsletter, February 2000
  • Meyers, J.I., “Evaluation of the Anesthesia Case – Failure to Maintain a Patent Airway”, Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association Newsletter, August 2000
  • Meyers, J.I., “Evaluation of a Brain Injury Case (after birth)”, Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association Newsletter, December 2000
  • Meyers, J.I., “Understanding the Tumor Doubling Defense”, Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association Newsletter, April 2001
  • Meyers, J.I., “The perspective of a plaintiff’s attorney in dissembling the art of medicine as it relates to the interpretation and management of cervical smears”, Amer J Clin Path, Pathology Patterns Reviews Vol. 116, No. 6 (Suppl 1), December 2001
  • Meyers, J.I., Bower, M.R., Jackson, N.S., “Follow the Audit Trail,” NYSTLI New York Litigation Review, Vol. 2, 2010, p. 11-21

Representative Cases

  • Kevan Berkovitz, a minor, vs. United States, 486 U.S. 531, 108 S.Ct. 1954

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