Ryan Clement

Ryan has been a licensed attorney and litigator for more than a decade. His civil litigation practice has involved virtually every aspect of case preparation, including pre-suit investigations and related negotiations, to the handling of every facet of discovery and depositions, motion practice, related hearings and arguments, as well as trial. His experience extends beyond the trial court level and includes appellate practice before various courts of appeals, including oral argument before the Supreme Court of Texas. His civil litigation experience has also included practice multiple state and federal jurisdictions, including jurisdictions as far as Alaska. He has handled cases involving a variety of diverse allegations and actions, including those stemming from the provision of health care and medical treatment, other professional negligence, premises liability and negligent security, and also products liability. These cases have involved serious personal injuries ranging from allegations of wrongful death to debilitating and devastating personal injuries. Ryan has also represented clients in litigation involving disputes between employers and their employees, non-compete agreements, as well as commercial and contractual disputes, construction litigation, and other civil matters. Ryan also has experience representing licensed professionals such as physicians, nurses, and other health care providers before state licensing authorities and boards.

Areas of Practice

  • Health Care Liability and Medical Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Premises Liability
  • Products Liability
  • Commercial Litigation
  • General Civil Litigation

Education

  • University of Houston Law Center, J.D.
  • Brigham Young University, BA

Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas
  • State Bar of New Mexico
  • United States District Courts for the Southern District of Texas
  • United States District Courts for the Western District of Texas
  • United States District Courts for the Northern District of Texas

Examples of Relevant Experience

  • Summary judgment and dismissal on behalf of hospital in two separate cases involving allegations of professional negligence and also purported violations of constitutional civil rights;
  • Summary judgment on behalf of hospital in a case stemming from the unfortunate demise of a child during a hospital admission;
  • Dismissal of a hospital from a highly publicized lawsuit stemming from a physical altercation between a patient and a former hospital employee that resulted in the patient’s unfortunate death and the former hospital employee’s own personal injuries;
  • Secured the dismissal of a hospital from litigation involving allegations of wrongful death as a result of purported over-sedation leading to cardiopulmonary arrest;
  • Secured the dismissal of an ophthalmologist in a serious personal injury case wherein the patient’s visual impairments allegedly resulted from purported improper surgical care and post-operative treatment;
  • Obtained dismissal of a health care professional in suit stemming from the alleged sexual molestation of a minor while confined within a hospital setting;
  • Secured the dismissal of a physician in a wrongful death case stemming from allegations of improper care;
  • Secured the dismissal of an ophthalmologist in a serious personal injury case wherein the patient’s visual impairments allegedly resulted from purported improper surgical care and post-operative treatment;
  • Successfully defended and resolved for a nominal value suit filed against obstetrician stemming from a serious birth injury resulting in the child’s cerebral palsy;
  • Secured favorable resolution for hospital during first week of trial in case involving the alleged wrongful death of a young mother resulting from a misdiagnosis of her medical condition;
  • Successfully defended and resolved serious products liability lawsuit wherein the death of a motorcycle occupant was alleged to have occurred as a result of a defect in the design and manufacture of the motorcycle.

Representative Appellate Cases

  • Psychiatric Solutions, Inc. v. Palit, 414 S.W.3d 724 (Tex. 2013);
  • Texas West Oaks Hosp., L.P. v. Williams, 371 S.W.3d 171 (Tex. 2012);
  • Psychiatric Solutions, Inc. v. Palit, 415 S.W.3d 9 (Tex. App. – San Antonio, Mar. 28, 2012,reversed);
  • Kingwood Pines Hosp., LLC v. Gomez, 362 S.W.3d 740 (Tex. App. – Houston [14th Dist.], Nov. 22, 2011, no pet.);
  • Texas West Oaks Hosp., L.P. v. Williams, 322 S.W.3d 349 (Tex. App. – Houston [14th Dist.], Jun. 24, 2010, reversed);
  • Texas Cypress Creek Hosp., L.P. v. Hickman, 329 S.W.3d 209 (Tex. App. – Houston [14th Dist.], Dec. 2, 2010, pet. denied);
  • Davis v. Webb,246 S.W.3d 768 (Tex. App. – Houston [14th Dist.], Jan.22, 2008, no pet.)

Memberships and Affiliations

  • State Bar of Texas
  • State Bar of New Mexico