Attorney Ryan Fowler
Ryan’s career is devoted to representing injured people and their families in a wide variety of personal injury claims. Ryan has significant litigation, trial, and appellate experience in a variety of personal injury matters with a particular emphasis on medical malpractice and nursing home negligence litigation.
Ryan studied microbiology at Kansas State University and worked in a surgical immunology lab at New York Presbyterian Hospital as a researcher for a year before entering law school. This background in science has helped Ryan better serve clients in a number of complex scientific and medical lawsuits. Ryan litigated cases involving nearly every kind of health care provider, including: hospitals, pharmacies, rehabilitation facilities, skilled nursing units, assisted living facilities, mental health facilities, physician assistants, and registered nurses.
Ryan has litigated a wide variety of medical malpractice allegations, including: failure to diagnose, misdiagnosis, medication errors, prescription errors, nursing errors, surgical errors, anesthesia errors, radiological errors, post-operative complications, and labor and delivery. Ryan has also been heavily involved in litigation against skilled nursing, assisted living, and independent living facilities. These cases involved nursing home abuse, failure to properly manage/monitor/treat a resident’s condition, medication errors, resident falls, pressure ulcers/stasis ulcers, staffing issues, treatment errors or omissions, use of restraints, use of bedrails, wound care, elopement, and failure to follow doctor’s orders.
In addition to his experience in health care cases, Ryan has also been involved in cases against product manufacturers with allegations of negligent design, manufacturing, and warnings, as well as, auto accidents, trucking accidents, and insurance bad faith claims.
In addition to work and family, Ryan is also a marathon runner and avid golfer.
Ryan was born and raised in Kansas City and now lives in Overland Park, KS with his wife, son, and daughter.
Honors and Awards
- Named “Super Lawyer” by Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyer Publication 2013, 2014 & 2015.
- Named “Rising Star” by Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyer Publication 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012.
Publications and Presentations
“Uncapped Noneconomic Damages in Nursing Home Cases: Can Nursing Homes Reasonably Rely on K.S.A. 60-19a02 After Miller v. Johnson?,” Journal of the Kansas Association for Justice, November 2013
“Why Punitive Damages Should Be a Jury’s Decision in Kansas: A Historical Perspective,” The Kansas Law Review, 52 Kan. L. Rev. 631 (2004)
Presenter, “Electronic Medical Records: A Wolf In Sheep’s Clothes?” Health Care Stabilization Fund Defense Counsel Seminar, May 2013
Presenter, “Analyzing and Attacking Medical Literature” Health Care Stabilization Fund Defense Counsel Seminar, May 2011
Presenter, “Exposing ‘Courtroom Medicine’: Defining Reasonable Medical Probability” Health Care Stabilization Fund Defense Counsel Seminar, May 2010