The MedExpress Urgent Care Center in LaVale, MD hired convicted rapist Dr. William Dando in May of 2013, where he worked until he was fired in June of 2014. During Dr. Dando’s employment at MedExpress in LaVale, Maryland, he came in contact with thousands of female patients. Sadly, it is now coming to light that numerous women were inappropriately touched, had unnecessary examinations, and were put through trauma by this convicted felon.
Dr. Dando’s offenses in this case represent the absolute worst example of Doctor-Patient betrayal imaginable, and hundreds of former patients in Maryland may have been harmed by his heinous and despicable behavior. The bond between patient and physician is one of the most intensely personal and important relationships we have in our lives, and the MedExpress Urgent Care Center violated the rights of their patients by exposing them to this criminal.
In 1987, Dr. William Dando was convicted of sexual assault in Miami, Florida following an incident where he broke into a woman’s home and committed an act of violent sexual assault. Dr. Dando was convicted by a jury of his peers and was sentenced to 10 years in prison for his crimes. However, he was released from prison after serving less than 4 years of his sentence and, inexplicably, was able to obtain a license to practice medicine in Maryland in 1996.
The Maryland Board of Physicians now admits that it failed to properly investigate Dr. Dando before granting him this license, and the Board’s failure in this case lead to a violent and dangerous sexual predator being granted access to the most personal information and settings involving his female patients.
Dr. Dando began practicing at the MedExpress Urgent Care Center in LaVale, MD in May of 2013. From May 2013 to June 2014, Dr. Dando was given free access to female patients that were unaware of his violent and brutal history of sexual assault.
Less than a year after securing the position at MedExpress Urgent Care Center, Dr. Dando was once again indicted by an Allegany County grand jury and charged with “fourth degree sexual offense and unnatural or perverted practice” on a female patient. His license to practice medicine in Maryland was finally suspended on June 5, 2014, but not until thousands of female patients had been exposed to his abhorrent behavior.
A civil case brought against Dando by one female patient who was molested while in his medical office settled on June 24, 2015 for an undisclosed amount. The plaintiff was one of three women who stepped forward and accused Dr. Dando of touching them inappropriately at the LaVale, MD MedExpress Urgent Care Center. However, it is likely that hundreds or thousands of other patients were also exposed to Dr. Dando’s criminal behavior, but have not yet come forward to seek the justice they deserve.
If you were a patient of the LaVale, MD Med Express Urgent Care Center between May 2013 to June 2014 and were given unnecessary medical examinations or felt you were a victim of inappropriate conduct by former Dr. William Dando, call The Yost Legal Group right away.
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