Medical Negligence (Malpractice)
Beginning in 1980, Mr. Larchuk has
served as lead attorney for medical negligence cases ranging from
neurosurgery to podiatry (head to toe), and obstetrics to geriatrics
(the very young to the very old) and everything in between. For
the first 15 years he represented physicians and hospitals. In
1996, he began to handle cases for the victims of medical errors and has
been doing so ever since.
35 years handling such cases, Mr. Larchuk has concluded that the
current medical malpractice system is a very poor method of
compensating the injured and encouraging the health care industry to
be more careful. According to studies published in respected
medical journals as many as 100,000 Americans die every year
as a result of hospital errors. Many more suffer inconvenience
and pain, yet most are uncompensated.
Physicians hate the malpractice
system because they believe a lay jury cannot possibly understand
the complexities and challenges of medicine and the expense of
malpractice insurance has become an impossible burden for many
specialists. They see it as a lottery with every patient as a
potential plaintiff. As a result, especially in Pennsylvania, the
system is a failure for both sides. And that is why Mr.
Larchuk is a leader in the effort to reform our malpractice system
to be fairer for both health care providers and their patients.
In the meanwhile, until
there is a change, it is critical that patients and their families
have access to attorneys willing and able to accept these
challenging cases. Mr. Larchuk is available to provide immediate
guidance and welcomes your call.