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Founding Partner Bradley J. Prochaska is a personal injury and medical malpractice attorney at Prochaska, Howell & Prochaska LLC Law Firm. Founded in Wichita, Kansas, in 1985, PHP Law Firm now serves clients in Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Illinois and Colorado.

Early on, Prochaska developed a reputation for winning the tough cases other attorneys turned down, especially medical malpractice cases. Today, his clients are typically the victims of catastrophic injuries. He has settled six medical malpractice cases in Kansas for more than $4 million each, a track record no other Kansas medical malpractice attorney has achieved.

Prochaska treats every client with friendship and respect, and they put their trust and faith into his talents. His goal is to obtain maximum justice and full compensation for each one of his clients. His mother-in-law died from medical malpractice, so he knows first-hand how devastating it can be on the lives of victims and their families. He litigates only a few large cases a year in order to devote the time necessary to obtain the best results for each client.

Prochaska is the former president of the Kansas Association for Justice and a longstanding member of the Leaders Forum of the American Association for Justice. He was also the national co-chairman of the Birth Trauma Litigation Group and is currently the national co-chairman of the Professional Negligence Group.

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I take pride in helping the underdog win against the big insurance companies and doctors, and I enjoy showing that the negligent physician was negligent. When people's lives have been devastated, the first thing I can give them is hope.

Organizations Supported

  • Andover Advantage Foundation
  • CASA of Sedgwick County
  • Gladiator Dash
  • Inter-Faith Ministries
  • Lord’s Diner
  • Make a Wish Foundation
  • Rainbows
  • St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
  • Wichita Family Crisis Center
  • YWCA

Notable Successes

$6000000
Verdict
$4700000
Settlement
$4400000
Settlement
$4300000
Settlement
  • $6 million

    Verdict for a brain injury at birth causing cerebral palsy and cognitive deficits from a lack of oxygen

  • $4.7 million

    Settlement in Kansas City for a stroke due to failure to give heparin

  • $4.4 million

    Settlement in Kansas City for quadriplegia due to an improperly performed neurosurgery on the neck

  • $4.3 million

    Settlement for a developmental delay and a brain injury occurring at birth due to a failure to perform an emergency C/section earlier

  • $4.2 million

    Settlement in the Kansas City area for a brain injury at birth due to medication that caused the labor contractions to come too frequently

  • $4.15 million

    settlement in rural Kansas for a spinal cord injury due to failure to perform an immediate MRI

  • $4 million

    Settlement for a brain injury from meningitis

  • $3.8 million

    Settlement for paralysis and incontinence of bowel and bladder from a back surgery

  • $2.8 million

    Verdict for a brain injury from a car/school bus collision

  • $2.5 million

    Settlement for brain damage from improperly treated diabetes

  • $2 million

    Settlement for a stroke due to failure to give an aspirin

  • $1.7 million

    Settlement for a brain injury from a truck accident

More About Brad

  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Wichita Bar Association
  • Washburn University of Topeka School of Law (1978) — Juris Doctor (law degree)
  • University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (1974) — Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
  • Kansas Association for Justice’s Consumer Advocate Award for big successes on behalf of Kansan consumers (2001)
  • Kansas Association for Justice’s Distinguished Service Award for bringing respect to the legal profession and demonstrating dedication to clients and the civil justice system
  • Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers (2005-2013)
  • American Association for Justice (Past Delegate and Board of Governors)
  • Birth Trauma Litigation Group (Past Co-editor and Co-chairman)
  • Kansas Association for Justice (Past President, President-Elect, Treasurer and Governing Board)
  • Kansas Trial Lawyers Association (Past President)
  • Leaders Forum of the American Association for Justice
  • Melvin M. Belli Society
  • Professional Negligence Group (Past Co-chairman)
  • Professional Negligence Section (Past Chairman)
  • “Daubert Motions in Medical Malpractice Cases Should be Routinely Denied,” 40 Kan. Assoc. Justice Journal, No. 1 (2016)
  • “Making the most of the $250,000.00 Cap,” 30 Kan. Assoc. Justice Journal, No. 6, (2006)
  • “Hospital Understaffing,” 26 Kan. Assoc. for Justice Journal, No. 5, (2002)
  • “Trial Tips in a Medical Malpractice Case,” 16 Kan. Assoc. for Justice Journal, No. 6, (1992)
  • “Law & The Role of Trauma in Brain Injury at Birth,” Birth Trauma Litigation Group of the American Association for Justice (Winter convention, February 2017)
  • “Law & Taking a 1-2 Hour Phone Deposition of a Defendant’s Expert,” Kansas Bar Association (December 2016)
  • “Law & Taking a 1-hour phone deposition of a defendant’s expert to get your case settled,” Kansas Bar Association (September 2016)
  • “Law & Litigation a Pediatric Meningitis Malpractice Case,” American Association for Justice, Professional Negligence Section (July 2016)
  • “Law & Taking a 1-2 Hour Phone Deposition of a Defendant’s Expert,” Kansas Bar Association (April 2016)
  • “Law & Use of Requests for Admissions in Civil Cases,” Wichita Bar Association (October 2015)
  • “Using Demonstrative Exhibits in a Med Mal Case,” Wichita Bar Association (February 2015)
  • “Using Demonstrative Evidence with Experts,” Wichita Bar Association (May 2014)
  • “How to Win with Illustrations,” Kansas Association for Justice (May 2011)
  • “Using Written Discovery to Obtain Great Evidence,” Kansas Association for Justice (April 2010)
  • “Altered Records, Kansas Association for Justice (June 2010)
  • “How to Protect Your Client’s Settlement from Medicaid and Other Lien Holders,” Kansas Bar Association (July 2010)
  • “Using Demonstrative Evidence in Depositions,” Kansas Bar Association (June 2010)
  • “Jury Perceptions-Closing Argument in a Truck Case,” Wichita Bar Association (May 2009)
  • “Preparing for a Daubert Motion,” Kansas Association for Justice (July 2009)
  • “Traumatic Brain Injury Related to a Vacuum Extraction Delivery,” Birth Trauma Litigation Group (July 2009)
  • “Using Demonstrative Evidence in Trial with a CT and MRI,” Kansas Bar Association (September 2009)
  • “CT and MRI Demonstrative Evidence,” Kansas Bar Association (September 2009)
  • “Vacuum Extraction Delivery,” Birth Trauma Litigation Group (July 2009)
  • “Using demonstrative Evidence with Radiology Images,” Kansas Association for Justice (December 2008)
  • “Trial Techniques in a Truck Case,” Kansas Association for Justice (April 2008)
  • “Discovery Techniques in a Truck Case,” Wichita Bar Association (May 2008)
  • “Litigation Techniques in a Truck Case,” Kansas Association for Justice (June 2008)
  • “How to Attack the Green Book,” Birth Trauma Litigation Group (July 2008)
  • “Litigating a Truck Collision Case,” Kansas Bar Association (September 2008)
  • “Altered Medical Records,” Kansas Bar Association (June 2007)
  • “Trial Techniques in a Personal Injury Case,” Kansas Association for Justice (June 2007)
  • “Proving Damages by using a Life Care Plan,” Kansas Association for Justice (2006)
  • “Opening Statement in a Truck Collision Case,” Wichita Bar Association (April 2006)
  • “Trial Techniques in a Medical Malpractice Case,” Kansas Association for Justice (April 2005)
  • “Use of Expert Witnesses,” Wichita Bar Association (May 2005)
  • “Plaintiff’s Perspective in a Medical Malpractice Case,” Kansas Association for Justice (November 2004)
  • “Midwest Brachial Plexus Symposium” (October 2004)
  • “Punitive Damages,” Kansas Association for Justice (June 2003)
  • “Hospital Understaffing,” Kansas Association for Justice (July 2002)

Legal Assistant

    Lisa LaRue

    Accounting Manager / Legal Assistant

    Drawing on education from Wichita State University and Friends University, as well as certification as a legal assistant, Lisa LaRue has been with PHP Law Firm since 1994. She is the accounting manager and also assists Attorney Bradley J. Prochaska with his cases, which are centered on medical malpractice.

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