Saxton & Stump’s healthcare defense attorneys have decades of experience litigating complex state and federal cases on behalf of clients in the healthcare industry. Our team’s diverse experience includes not only seasoned attorney and paralegals but also judges, doctors, nurses and prosecutors.

Our healthcare clients operate in a highly regulated field with an ever-changing landscape affected by market conditions, political factors, and new technology. Our healthcare litigation team is well-informed about the latest developments in the laws and regulations affecting clients in the medical field. Using a multidisciplinary approach, we work diligently and efficiently to achieve favorable outcomes to legal challenges so our clients can focus on providing high-quality medical care and services to their communities.

We represent a wide variety of health care providers, medical professionals, and related entities, including large healthcare systems, academic medical centers, non-profit organizations, insurance companies, physicians and physician groups, nurses, pharmacists, laboratories, long-term care facilities and directors and officers of health care organizations.

Our healthcare law team is guided by legal strategists well-known in the medical community, such as James W. Saxton, Chad Goebel and Steven D. Costello. Our robust Appellate and Post-Trial Advocacy team—a skilled group of former law clerks and federal and state judges—works alongside our litigation group to present cases on appeal.

Comprehensive Healthcare Defense Team

Our healthcare litigation team understands the potential consequences of professional negligence allegations, regulatory investigations and criminal charges. We act quickly to provide solid guidance through all stages of litigation and administrative and criminal proceedings. We are well-versed in the highly technical matters involved in legal disputes in the healthcare industry.

We vigorously defend healthcare clients facing lawsuits or investigations involving:

  • Medical professional liability
  • Professional licensure issues and medical board complaints
  • Medical staff issues
  • Labor disputes
  • Medical device and product liability claims
  • Class actions and multi-district litigation
  • Cybersecurity and data breach claims
  • Non-compete and other employment agreements
  • Medical and chemotherapeutic waste disposal and other environmental issues
  • Allegations of fraud, corporate misconduct, or other white-collar crimes
  • Medical record management
  • The Affordable Care Act
  • MCare coverage

We have also had remarkable success in creating practical solutions and helping clients achieve early favorable outcomes through mediation or arbitration when possible or advantageous. When trial is necessary, our team of battle-tested litigators with experience handling more than 400 trials will aggressively tackle claims in state or federal court or agency proceedings.

In-House Healthcare Experts and Trial Technology

Our healthcare litigators collaborate with in-house, nationally-known clinical experts who contribute practical knowledge and personal experience with litigation, investigations, and quality assurance and peer review. Bringing the wisdom gained from significant experience in high-risk specialties, our healthcare consultants provide a unique advantage to clients facing high-stakes litigation or regulatory investigations. Our multidisciplinary approach helps clients prepare for depositions, investigations or trial testimony in an efficient yet comprehensive manner.

We efficiently and securely manage voluminous discovery records with the support of our highly skilled trial technology team. We use digital technology—such as computer simulation, animation and medical illustrations and graphics—to help jurors understand complex medical concepts.