Thomas L. O'Carroll, JD
Hinshaw & Culberston LLP
Tom O’Carroll is a trial attorney that defends professionals and organizations in complex civil litigation and regulatory matters. He focuses his practice on the representation of people within all aspects of the health care industry in the defense of medical malpractice claims. As a trial lawyer, Tom recognizes the importance of letting jurors see the case from the perspective of the medical professional so they recognize that unfortunate—sometimes tragic—outcomes do not necessarily mean that the caregiver was negligent.
In addition to defending malpractice claims, Tom has also helped clients in matters involving medical billing issues including payor audits, reimbursement requests, and claims of fraud. He has defended providers in claims brought by CMS (including ZPIC, RAC, MAC audits, and QIO investigations) as well as claims of overpayment by private insurance carriers. Tom has also counseled providers on application of complicated coding rules and proper documentation.