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Named Best Medical Malpractice Lawyers in America, Berger & Lagnese have extensive experience and proven success in medical malpractice cases against UPMC hospitals and other UPMC facilities or doctors. We will investigate your case at no cost to you.

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UPMC, doing business as the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, is based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and primarily serves residents of Western Pennsylvania. It currently is permitted to operate as a nonprofit entity, and has a majority of the healthcare market share in Western Pennsylvania. 
UPMC's corporate structure is complex and frequently changing.  If you find yourself confronted with the possibility of taking legal action against a UPMC entity, it is very important for you to enlist the help of experienced Western Pennsylvania medical malpractice lawyers such as our firm so that the proper corporations or people can be accurately named and held legally responsible.  If you proceed without legal counsel, you may name incorrect or incomplete parties and may lose rights as a consequence.UPMC operates 20 hospitals and 400 outpatient locations and is one of the largest nonprofit health systems in the United States. UPMC has three major operating components which it calls "Provider Services,"  "Insurance Services" and "International and Commercial."

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UPMC's provider services operations include the hospitals and clinical locations, most of which are located in Western Pennsylvania.  UPMC's hospitals in Western Pennsylvania:

  • Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
  • Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC
  • UPMC Bedford Memorial
  • UPMC Horizon
  • UPMC McKeesport
  • UPMC Mercy
  • UPMC Montefiore
  • UPMC Northwest
  • UPMC Passavant
  • UPMC Presbyterian
  • UPMC Shadyside
  • UPMC St. Margaret
  • Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic

Hamot Health Foundation in Erie and UPMC are planning to merge or affiliate. Hamot operates approximately 350 beds with annual revenue of approximately $430 million. The affiliation is expected to be completed in early 2011.

Additionally, UPMC is building a new facility to be called UPMC East, a new hospital located in Monroeville, Pennsylvania, which is scheduled to open in June of 2012.

UPMC is also affiliated with senior care facilities including Sherwood Oaks and Cumberland Village, and with many physician practices, outpatient centers such as the UPMC Mercy Southside Outpatient Center, and other healthcare facilities throughout the region.

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Starting in 1997, UPMC worked with the Region of Sicily and the Italian government to create what is now an organ transplantation center, known as ISMETT, in Palermo Italy. UPMC also has expanded operations to Ireland, the United Kingdom, Qatar, and Cyprus.

UPMC actively commercializes its expertise globally, bringing world-class health care, advanced technologies, and management skills to markets through its International and Commercial Services Division (ICSD).

UPMC owns a health insurance arm as well as holding various interests in health care financing and network care delivery operations. UPMC Health Plan is a health maintenance organization (HMO) offering coverage for commercial and Medicare members. UPMC for You is also an HMO, which provides coverage to Medical Assistance beneficiaries. UPMC Health Network offers a preferred provider organization (PPO) plan designed to serve both commercial and Medicare beneficiaries. UPMC for Life is a Medicare product line offered by various companies within UPMC's Insurance Services division. UPMC Work Partners sells workers’ compensation and disability services to employers. Community Care Behavioral Health Organization is a state-licensed PPO that manages the behavioral health services for Medical Assistance.

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As a recent example of the magnitude of UPMC's revenues, for the three-month period between June 30 and September 30, 2010, its operating revenues increased by $77 million to $2.1 billion.  As of September 30, 2010, UPMC had $3.3 billion of cash and investments on hand.

In addition to numerous medical malpractice and other lawsuits, UPMC is embroiled in class action litigation.  In March and April 2009, several related class action lawsuits were filed against UPMC and certain of its affiliates in federal and state courts. The federal cases allege violations of The Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) on the basis that certain employees were not paid for all hours that they worked and were not properly paid overtime and, further, that these actions also violated the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (“ERISA”) and the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (“RICO”). The state court actions allege violations of the Pennsylvania Minimum Wage Act, The Wage Payment and Collection Act and common law on the same factual basis. The lawsuits seek recovery of alleged unpaid wages and benefits and other monetary damages and costs.

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If you are the victim of medical malpractice, get free information from the medical malpractice attorneys at Berger & Lagnese, LLC in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Get compassionate and informative, free with no obligation consultations with the experienced plaintiffs' attorneys at Berger Lagnese, LLC located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  Call us from your local number at (412) 471-4300 or schedule a consultation online.  We are located in downtown Pittsburgh in the Grant Building on Grant Street, directly adjacent to the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas.

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