Patricia A Maisano, RN, DHs, CCM, FAACM, PCGM, NCG, ABDA Expert Witness
Curriculum Vitae


Contact this Expert Witness

  • Company: Varna LLC.
  • Phone: 302-379-3330
  • Cell: 302-379-3330
  • Fax: 610-444-4770
  • Website:

Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Geriatrics and Developmental Disabilities

Specialty Focus:

Special needs trust, Brain injury - birth, Long term care, Nursing, Nursing homes, Pediatric physical med & rehab, Psychiatry, Medical management, Elder abuse/predatory behavior, Psychology, Mental health, Memory impairment, Hospice/palliative care, Undue Influence


RN/BS, St. Francis/Our Lady of Angels College; MS - Assessments & Evaluations, Shieffield University; DHs - Health Sciences, Shieffield University

Years in Practice:


Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs:


Additional Information

I have a history of more than 40 years in nursing, and more than 20 years of those years has been as an experienced witness. I have done every aspect of case work, between meditations, arbitration, closed hearings and hearings / trials with and without a jury. The nature of these cases have been med malpractice, standards of care (both medical and psychological), abuse of the elderly ( financial and physical) and the life needs of these groups. I have done both plaintiff and defense I was on the forefront of case management in the very early 80's and one of the first providers of advocacy for the elderly and disabled. I have been recognized as a matter expert in nursing, life care, and issues of disability. I created the first national franchise ( IKOR) in the area of Advocacy, which covered the major cities in the US. I created the software for IKOR, Datikor. Datikor addressed HIPPA. I have also worked with attorneys as a consultant when have been considering cases and when they have needed the medical game plan for a successful outcome. My testimony has been favored over Doctors and Psychologists by the courts, with most of the cases I have been involved in hostile and lawyers combative. Although I certainly appreciate the "more easy" case, in this part of the US I have a reputation for handling the ugly.