LANCASTER, PA, MAY 29, 2012 – James W. Saxton, Esq., Chair of Stevens & Lee’s Health Care Litigation Group and Co-Chair of the Health Care Department, was a presenter at the American Urological Association (AUA) Annual Meeting held May 19-23 in Atlanta, Georgia.
In his presentation, “Medical Malpractice in Urology: How to Prevent and Defend,” Mr. Saxton discussed ways urologists can reduce exposure to litigation in the ever changing health care environment.
The AUA Annual Meeting is the largest gathering of urologists in the world, providing access to groundbreaking research, new guidelines and the latest advances in urologic medicine.
Mr. Saxton lectures frequently and is an invited speaker across the country on health care issues, including liability reduction and risk management. He frequently presents to nationally prominent health care organizations, such as the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management and the American Health Lawyers Association.
Mr. Saxton is an active defense trial lawyer – a practice he has sustained for nearly 30 years – representing providers, including hospitals, physicians and retirement communities, in state and federal court and administrative proceedings. He functions as lead trial counsel and supervises trial counsel in professional liability lawsuits nationally. He also counsels clients on safety and quality initiatives and health care captive insurance issues, advising hospitals and medical groups both nationally and internationally on safety, quality and professional liability issues. He creates innovative risk reduction tools, including quality dashboards, and helps to design and establish entire loss control programs for captive insurers, many of which are national in scope.
In addition to his trial practice, Mr. Saxton has published more than 200 articles, several handbooks and seven textbooks including the second edition of the popular text, The Satisfied Patient, Five-Star Customer Service A Step-by-Step Guide for Physician Practices and Fifteen Policies and Procedures to Reduce Liability for Physician Practices.
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