CEO – Saxton & Stump, LLC

James W. Saxton, CEO of Saxton & Stump, LLC, has sustained an active litigation practice for over 30 years. He regularly represents hospitals, physicians and other health care professionals before state and federal courts in complex litigation matters.

He also counsels clients on medical staff matters and health care captive insurance issues. Using his extensive experience as a litigator, Jim:

  • Advises hospitals, medical groups and retirement communities throughout the United States on understanding and reducing their professional liability risk
  • Develops risk reduction strategies for health care providers and organizations. This includes the creation of complete customized loss control programs in high risk areas, even management systems for self-insured organizations, and captive insurance groups
  • Creates innovative techniques and educational tools to support implemented risk reduction programs
  • Helps create captive insurance programs in multiple locations around the country that are both specialty-specific and national in scope

A prolific writer on the subject of reducing medical liability risks, Jim has published more than 200 articles, seven textbooks and several handbooks. Recent works include:

  • Operation Five-Star: Service Excellence in the Medical Practice – Cultural Competency, Post-Adverse Events, and Patient Engagement (co-author)
  • Sorry Works! Disclosure, Apology and Relationships Prevent Medical Malpractice Claims
  • The Satisfied Patient, Second Edition: A Guide to Preventing Malpractice Claims by Providing Excellent Customer Service
  • Five-Star Customer Service: A Step-by-Step Guide for Physician Practices
  • Fifteen Policies and Procedures to Reduce Liability for Physician Practices
  • Bariatric Surgery: A Comprehensive Bariatric Program Can Act to Reduce Liability Risks and to Promote Patient Safety (co-author)
  • Can Adhesive Labels Prevent Wrong Site Surgery and Reduce Liability Risks? (co-author)
  • Minimizing Endoscopic Complications: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinics of North America (contributing author)

Jim presents frequently to nationally prominent health care organizations on industry issues such as liability reduction and risk management. He has lectured at the American College of Surgeons, the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, the American Health Lawyers Association, and the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management.

Jim is a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, reserved for less than one-half of 1% of the lawyers in the country and the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, the oldest professional medical organization in the country. He is the past chair of the American Health Lawyers Association’s Healthcare Liability and Litigation Practice Group and a member of numerous other professional associations.

Jim received a J.D. from Duquesne University (1982) and a B.A. from Shippensburg State University (1979).