Darlene King, Esq. presented at Chicago Urological Society Educational Program
Lancaster, PA, February 12, 2019 – On February 6, Darlene K. King, Esq. was an invited speaker at “Medical Malpractice: How to Prevent and Defend”, a seminar presented by The Chicago Urological Society in conjunction with the Chicago Medical Society.
The program addressed reasons urologists may be sued, how to improve physician habits to decrease the risk of getting sued and enhance patient outcomes, the process of a medical malpractice lawsuit, and how insurance companies deal with malpractice claims. Christopher Coogan, MD; Amy Kane, Esq; and Toby Williams, MD, also presented at the seminar.
Ms. King’s presentation, “Urological Malpractice: How to Prevent and Minimize Risk”, focused on strategies to reduce urology litigation exposure and concurrently enhance patient engagement.
Ms. King introduced specific patient engagement tools that not only provide the opportunity to reduce risk, but also encourage patient compliance, enhance involvement, and increase safety. Factors of a quality informed consent process in practice were reviewed. Thoughtful post-event communication and disclosure processes were also discussed.
Darlene K. King, Esq. is the Chair of Saxton & Stump’s Risk Mitigation and Safety Group. With more than 20 years of healthcare litigation experience, Darlene concentrates her practice in the representation of hospitals, doctors, and healthcare professionals. She guides healthcare clients with issues involving risk mitigation, crisis management, and quality assurance. She oversees loss control and risk management platforms for several captive professional liability insurance programs, some national in scope.
Saxton & Stump is a full-service law firm serving businesses by providing legal and consulting services. We apply strategic solutions and provide problem-solving support to help our clients navigate legal issues and thrive in an increasingly complex world.
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