Medical Malpractice Cases

Dr. LORRAINE RYAN, MD Medical Malpractice Cases, Lawsuits, and Complaints

Phycicians Practice Address
704 Overlook Tr.

Court Case # 2009 32192 CICI

Indemnity Paid: $50,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

Department File Number :M201059150
Claim Number :HPT 1421
Date Submitted :11/18/2010
Insurer Information
Insurer NameCoverage Type
Ryan, Lorraine Primary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualLuella Brown
Street Address
311 N. Clyde Morris Blvd, Suite 420
Daytona BeachFL32114
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(386) 254 - 4380 (386) 254 -
Insured Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualLorraine Ryan
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Self-Insurer704 Overlook Tr.
CityStateZip CodeCounty
Port OrangeFL32127Volusia
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

Injured Person Information
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
CityStateZip Code
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Other Outpatient FacilityVolusia Surgery Center
Name of InstitutionCode
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Recovery Room 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
Diagnostic Information
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Elective shoulder surgery.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Post-operative interscalene block.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
The claimant in this matter underwent elective shoulder surgery at an ambulatory surgery center in September 2007.After the procedure, while in the post anesthesia care unit, she requested an interscalene block for postoperative pain control.While Dr Ryan was administering the block, the claimant complained of nausea, followed by seizures and ultimately, asystole.Resuscitative efforts were successfully employed and the patient was transported by EMS to the hospital.She was discharged home, without deficit, on the third hospital day.Although rare, seizures and cardiac arrest are recognized risks of an interscalene block and were discussed, in advance of the procedure, with the claimant. Strong expert support was obtained as to Dr Ryan¿s standard of care and the matter was vigorously defended.For purely economic reasons to avoid the continued expense of pursuing the case through trial, a nominal settlement offer was made and accepted.Liability was specifically denied and the matter closed in November 2010 with an indemnity payment of $50,000.
Severity Of Injury
Temporary: Minor - Infections, misset fracture, fall in hospital. Recovery delayed.

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report


Legal Information
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
5/26/20092009 32192 CICI
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Stage of Legal System at which Settlement was Reached or Award Made
More than 90 days, after suit filed and prior to or during the course of mandatory settlement conference.
Final Method of Claim Disposition
Settled by parties
Court DecisionOther
No Court Proceedings. 
Claim not subject to Arbitration.
Date of Payment
Financial Information
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$50,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$52,000
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$34,000
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$0
Injured Person's Total Economic Loss
 Incurred to DateAnticipated
Medical Expense$0$0
Wage Loss$0$0
Other Expenses$0$0
Safety Management Steps Taken by Insured to Make Similar Occurrence Less Likely
Ongoing risk management.
No updates found.



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