- Confidential six figure settlement. Successfully settled wrongful death suit arising out of Emergency Room doctor’s failure to diagnose aortic dissection in a 47 year old man, providing some financial security for the widow. In the case, the patient presented to the emergency room complaining of sudden onset, sharp chest pain. Although the physician suspected aortic dissection–a potentially fatal condition–he refused to run any diagnostic tests, including a simple bilateral pulse measurement. The patient died from a Stanford Type A aortic dissection four days later, leaving behind his sweetheart of more than twenty years. While the case presented challenging medical and legal issues requiring multiple national experts, the turning point was Ryan’s ability to maximize the economic losses associated with the case.