DeCaro Doran has over 30 years of experience in Medical Malpractice and Healthcare Defense, representing physicians, nurses, technicians, dentists, psychologists, social workers, and many other health care providers. In recent years there has been a particular increase in claims against these professionals in the nursing home arena. Those claims have been coupled with claims filed directly against the extended care facilities.
With the ever-increasing population of elderly individuals requiring rehabilitative and/or long-term nursing care, negligence claims against nursing facilities have become an emergent and growing area of claims. DeCaro Doran has successfully represented numerous nursing home defendants in connection with claims made in the Maryland, Virginia and D.C. area, including claims relating to long-term, rehabilitative and pharmaceutical care asserted against one of the nation’s largest long term care and rehabilitation therapy providers. Through its defense of nursing home claims, DeCaro Doran has developed contacts with a vast array of highly qualified medical professionals, including registered nurses, internists, and a variety of medical specialists to serve as consulting and trial experts to defend allegations of breaches of the standard of care and to defend cases involving disputed medical causation of plaintiff’s injuries and damages.
Through many years of defending medical negligence claims, DeCaro Doran has developed particularized knowledge and familiarity with the defense of such claims, including the ability to distinguish between meritorious cases where early settlement should perhaps be explored to avoid unnecessary defense costs to clients and insurers, and non-meritorious, or questionable, claims that warrant a vigorous defense through trial. DeCaro Doran attorneys have the expertise to effectively defend complex medical malpractice claims including an understanding of complex medical issues involved in the diagnosis and treatment of patients.
Additionally, our attorneys routinely represent healthcare providers in administrative matters before the various licensing boards, including:
- Maryland Department of Health
- Board of Physicians
- Board of Nursing
- Board of Dental Examiners
- Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners
- Board of Optometry
- Board of Pharmacy
- Board of Physical Therapy Examiners
- Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators