Meridian Lawyers has announced that a medical defence litigation expert, principal Paul Baram, will join their NSW health law team.
Mr Baram has practised in insurance law for over 30 years and was previously an insurance litigation partner with Norton Rose Fulbright.
He has extensive experience in defending health liability claims and has spent the last 23 years building a specialist practice where he has worked closely with medical defence organisations in the defence of complex health liability claims.
His experience covers cases such as catastrophic injury claims, delayed diagnosis, misdiagnosis, adverse surgery outcomes, and complex birth cases.
Meridian managing director Paul Baker stated that Mr Baram brings “an unparalleled depth of experience and expertise in the health law sector to Meridian”.
“His expertise in the medical negligence space is exceptional,” stated Mr Baker.
“To secure a practitioner of Paul’s calibre is exciting. The experience and exemplary track record of achievements he brings to our business complements the expertise of our high performing national health law team.”
Mr Baram commented: “Over many years I have held great respect for the health law team at Meridian. It has one of the most expansive health law practices in the country.
“The team’s deep knowledge of the medical and allied health sectors, combined with a deep understanding of risk management issues relevant to those sectors, provides me with a strong foundation to continue to build my practice.
“I am very much looking forward to being a part of the team.”
Joining Mr Baram is special counsel Louise Hazelton. Ms Hazelton has 16 years of specialised experience in the medical negligence arena, defending public and private sector clients.
Mr Baram and Ms Hazelton will join Meridian on 1 August.