Darlene K. King, Esq.


Darlene K. King, Esq. chairs the Saxton & Stump 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.

Darlene has been very involved with analyzing risk management and claims reduction strategies, development of specialty-specific risk mitigation programs, electronic medical record implications in litigation, medical ethics, and physician health risk management initiatives.

Darlene’s comprehensive healthcare litigation experience encompasses all aspects of professional negligence litigation from inception to trial. She also has advised clients concerning compliance with federal and state statutes and regulations and has represented healthcare clients before the state licensing board.

Darlene is regularly invited to speak before local and national organizations including the American Urological Association, the Radiological Society of North America, the Medical Professional Liability Association (formerly the PIAA), the Minimally Invasive Surgery Symposium, and the Delaware Valley Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Additionally, she has co-authored numerous articles on healthcare related issues.


Dickinson School of Law of The Pennsylvania State University, J.D.

Millersville University, B.S.




U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania


Lancaster Bar Association

Pennsylvania Bar Association

Pennsylvania Defense Institute

Defense Research Institute

National Association of Professional Women

Samaritan Counseling Center, Former Board Member

Medical Malpractice in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery: How to prevent and defend 3.0, Louisiana State Chapter of the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery (LA-ASMBS) Webinar Series, June 22, 2021

What the Health Care Market Wants From Captives & An Overview on Claims Severity, South Carolina Captive Insurance Association’s Annual Meeting, Charleston, South Carolina, September 11, 2019

Medical Malpractice: How to Prevent and Defend, What’s New in Bladder Cancer | Medicolegal Issues in Urology presented by The Chicago Urological Society in conjunction with the Chicago Medical Society, Chicago, IL, February 6, 2019

Medicolegal Issues for Radiologists: To Divulge or Not to Divulge: Diagnostic Misses and Errors, Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, November 26, 2018

Medicolegal Issues for Radiologists: To Divulge or Not to Divulge: Diagnostic Misses and Errors, Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, December 1, 2017

FDA Medical Device Reporting and Investigation Overview, Pennsylvania Association for Health Care Risk Management Annual Fall Conference, Reading, PA, September 21-22, 2017

What Cardiothoracic Surgeons Need to Know About Medical Malpractice Protection in the Modern Era of Healthcare Reform, Public Reporting, and Social Media, Delaware Valley Society of Thoracic Surgeons, King of Prussia, PA, October 26, 2016

Medical Malpractice in Urology: How to Prevent and Defend 3.0, American Urological Association Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, May 6-10, 2016

Key Quality Metrics for 2016: Are you in Compliance?, Minimally Invasive Surgery Symposium, Las Vegas, NV, February 23 – 26, 2016

Medical Malpractice: How to Prevent and Defend, North Central Section of the AUA Annual Meeting, Amelia Island, FL, November 12, 2015

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