PHP Law Firm Discusses Judicial Funding | Medical Malpractice Attorneys, Wichita
The Fight for Timely Justice
Recently, partner and Wichita medical malpractice attorney, Ryan A. Prochaska, was featured in the Kansas Reflector, a nonprofit news operation covering state government and politics, discussing the increased difficulties of bringing cases to trial due to the lack of judicial branch funding and the effects of COVID-19. This, in turn, has created a backlog of cases without trial dates, encouraging lawmakers to plea for $24.5 million in judicial raises and 70 additional court service officers.
Prochaska declares that without a trial date, defendants and their insurance carriers either refused to resolve cases or advanced low-ball offers to see how desperate a plaintiff was for some quick cash rather than continuing to wait for a trial date. Prochaska has seen the effects of the pandemic first-hand with his client in Pratt County, working since October of 2019 to bring to trial a lawsuit filed on behalf of a child after experiencing a traumatic brain injury. Due to Pratt County’s lack of resources to conduct safe trials during the global pandemic, his brain-damaged client was ultimately left without any form of timely justice.
“This delay solely harms my client and solely benefits the insurance company who continually gets to hold on to their money,” said Prochaska. “I am hopeful that for the sake of the citizens of Kansas, the Legislature will adequately fund our courts so we can get back to providing timely justice to all parties.”
To learn more about the proposed judicial salary upgrade and to read the full article, please visit the website.
Wichita’s Premier Medical Malpractice Attorneys
Ryan A. Prochaska is a partner at Prochaska, Howell & Prochaska LLC Law Firm, specializing in personal injury and medical malpractice. Since entering professional law over a decade ago in 2010, Ryan has dedicated his career to representing plaintiffs suffering due to medical malpractice, wrongful death, or personal injury; he believes that each person deserves an attorney who understands their suffering. Prochaska is able to achieve successful results for his clients by maintaining a professional and compassionate relationship and providing open communication throughout the entire process.
“I love helping my clients find closure to a difficult situation by providing answers they cannot otherwise get,” said Prochaska. “I love the adversarial process of trying to find the truth depositions and other means of discovery. There is nothing better than fighting for your client to receive the justice they deserve.”
About PHP Law Firm
Prochaska, Howell & Prochaska LLC Law Firm is the trusted personal injury and medical malpractice law firm serving clients in Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Illinois, and Colorado. Founded in Wichita, Kansas, in 1985, PHP Law Firm has obtained verdicts and settlements in excess of $75 million. At PHP Law Firm, our philosophy and commitment are to provide friendly care while helping our clients make a complete recovery and building personal relationships with all clients to build an effective case to help win fair compensation. We believe that the key to success not only lies in having a qualified team but also in possessing the necessary tools and resources to build a winning case.
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