LANCASTER, PA, APRIL 25, 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 2012 Guy Carpenter Medical Professional Liability Networking Forum held April 18-19, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Mr. Saxton discussed the ever changing health care environment and the growing importance for medical professionals to recognize the changing roles of health care providers and the continued importance of focusing on the patient relationship.
The forum is held to bring together executives from leading medical professional liability companies from around the world to discuss and exchanges ideas and information.
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 most recently Sorry Works! Disclosure, Apology and Relationships Prevent Medical Malpractice Claims, 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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