Christopher A. Stump is a shareholder at Saxton & Stump and key member of the Healthcare Litigation team. He concentrates his practice in the representation of hospitals, doctors and healthcare professionals in all areas of healthcare litigation, including malpractice defense, coverage issues, medical device litigation, product liability and risk management. He actively tries cases in courts throughout Pennsylvania and has taken more than 100 cases to verdict through trial and arbitration or appeal.

Chris has defended healthcare providers throughout his career, including being appointed as lead counsel for a healthcare system in a significant cohort of cases involving corporate negligence, medical device products liability and wrongful death claims in the investigation of a newly-recognized infectious phenomena, nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) from heater-cooler devices used during certain open-heart surgeries. Considered highly knowledgeable in NTM infection cases throughout the country, Chris led a team of attorneys in the representation of a central Pennsylvania-based hospital during the investigation in which they were the first to report a cluster of patients with possible NTM infections, notify the Department of Health and CDC and inform all patients of possible infection. More than 20 lawsuits were filed beginning in 2015, which required a tremendous amount of e-discovery and that Chris’ team conduct depositions throughout North America and Europe. This matter remains open and ongoing.

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