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Ryan M. Springer

Ryan Springer’s Legal Cases

7 total

  • Jane Doe v. Private Medical Center

    Practice Area:
    Medical Malpractice
    Date:
    Jul 01, 2009
    Outcome:
    $4,000,000 Settlement
    Description:
    Hospital employee negligently failed to monitor intracranial pressures in a pediatric hydrocephalic patient, resulting in catastrophic brain injury.
  • Jane Doe v. State Medical Center

    Practice Area:
    Birth Injury
    Date:
    Dec 01, 2009
    Outcome:
    $2,500,000 Settlement
    Description:
    Hospital employed physician failed to properly respond to signs of fetal distress, resulting in hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy and cerebral palsy.
  • John & Jane Doe v. Dr. Roe and Private Medical Center

    Practice Area:
    Wrongful Death
    Date:
    Sep 05, 2009
    Outcome:
    $1,100,000 Settlement
    Description:
    Surgeon placed an obese patient with documented sleep apnea on a PCA Pump along with basal rate opiate analgesics without adequate instruction or patient supervision. Hospital employee pre-charted her shift and failed to monitor patient over night. Patient suffered respiratory failure and death.
  • Garner, et al. v. Elkin, et al.

    Practice Area:
    Personal Injury
    Date:
    Oct 25, 2010
    Outcome:
    Settlement for Policy Limits ($500,000.00)
    Description:
    Defendant Driver, a minor, was entrusted with vehicle owned by corporate defendant and collided with a tree following a late night party at a secluded cabin. Minor Plaintiff sustained head trauma in the accident and was left unattended by Defendant Driver. Plaintiff was taken to the hospital where imaging revealed diffuse trans axonal shearing injuries. Plaintiff later experienced severe anterograde and retrograde amnesia. She was unable to remember anything for a month before the accident or two months after the accident. Defendant driver later pleaded guilty to fleeing the scene of an accident, possession of drug paraphernalia, and reckless driving.
  • Drew v. Lee, 2011 UT 15, 250 P.3d 48 (Amicus Curiae)

    Practice Area:
    Appeals
    Date:
    Mar 15, 2011
    Outcome:
    Clarified Utah law on expert witnesses.
    Description:
    The Utah Supreme Court adopted the "status based" approach to requiring written reports from physicians. As a general rule, treating physicians are excluded from the written report requirement.
  • Turner v. University of Utah Hosps., 2013 UT 52, 310 P.3d 1212 (Amicus Curiae)

    Practice Area:
    Medical Malpractice
    Date:
    Aug 16, 2013
    Outcome:
    The injury victim will get a new trial, and Utah law on jury selection reinforces fairness.
    Description:
    A technicality called the "cure or waive" rule prevented a paralyzed woman from ensuring that she had a fair and impartial jury, and an incorrect instruction was given, resulting in a hospital getting away with breaking her back.
  • Waddoups v. Noorda, 2013 UT 64, 321 P.3d 1108

    Practice Area:
    Litigation
    Date:
    Nov 01, 2013
    Outcome:
    Certified question from federal court decided in favor of plaintiffs.
    Description:
    The Utah Supreme Court unanimously held that a statute prohibiting negligent credentialing as a cause of action was not retroactive. The case sets up a challenge for whether or not the legislative proscription is an unconstitutional abrogation of an existing common law remedy.