Jason Brady was really good, he supported me through the whole entire process.
Jason is an expert medical negligence solicitor with more than 20 years experience. As the Head of Blackwater Law, Jason leads the team as well as managing the firm’s most complex and high value cases.
Jason and the team at Blackwater Law are recognised for their legal expertise in clinical negligence claims by the Legal 500 – an independent directory of the UK’s top law firms. Jason is also accredited by Headway – the brain injury association as well as being a Senior Litigator Member of APIL (Association of Personal Injury Lawyers).
Birth injury specialist
Jason’s caseload primarily consists of advising on complex birth injury claims relating to injuries sustained to mother and/or baby as a result of negligent care.
Jason advises and represents families across the country, with some affected babies and children having suffered serious life-limiting injuries as a result of poor medical care. Some of the most serious cases Jason deals with include oxygen starvation at birth, resulting in cerebral palsy, autism and seizures.
Such are the implications of the serious injuries and illnesses his clients suffer, where it is a mother that has suffered, as opposed to or as well as their baby, the mother may be unable to return to work, they may have to change careers or their home may need serious adaptations to allow them to continue living their comfortably.
Where it is the child that has suffered, they may need life-long medical support and physiotherapy to assist them. Jason understands the financial and emotional pressures facing families and ensures that, where appropriate, included within their claim will be financial provision for all the care they will need throughout their child’s lifetime. As well as claims relating to oxygen starvation at birth, Jason also handles Erb’s palsy claims, hip dysplasia compensation claims and in devastating cases, child fatalities. as well as other conditions. Many of Jason’s current and previous claims that he is involved with span more than £1million in value.
Jason also has an in-depth knowledge of obstetric and antenatal care, and often handles cases relating to claims that may arise due to misdiagnosis during pregnancy, or a failure to identify complications that may need additional monitoring and care. Such examples include placenta praevia claims, gestational diabetes, intrahepatic cholestasis, preeclampsia, oligohydramnios and polyhydramnios claims to name a few.
Additionally, Jason often deals with traumatic birth injury claims where the mother has sustained injury such as perineal tears, episiotomy claims, damage arising from caesarean section or related surgery, placental abruption and post-partum haemorrhaging. These injuries can often have a debilitating and long-lasting impact on mothers as well as severely impacting their mental health.
Expert birth injury solicitor
Throughout the duration of his career as a medical negligence solicitor, Jason has built a national network of leading medical experts that he and his team at Blackwater Law call upon to provide expert evidence in support of their legal and medical arguments. Jason regularly instructs obstetricians, neonatologists, neuroradiologists, neurologists, neurosurgeons, paediatricians, ophthalmologists, neuropsychologists, neuropsychiatrists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists together with rehabilitation, care and accommodation experts. These experts are pivotal in proving liability and ensuring the maximum compensation is sought on behalf of his clients.
As a parent himself, Jason understands the sensitivity surrounding birth injury claims and adjusts his methods of communication accordingly to ensure the client is always aware of what is happening with the claim. Jason’s experience in this field is such that although there initially may seem to be no claim to pursue, his expertise will uncover prior incidences that result in a successful claim being made.
Jason is praised by clients for being compassionate, patient, providing excellent advice and for working tirelessly to build the strongest legal case on their behalf.
Comments from a client
Blackwater Law medical negligence solicitors acted for Mr L in a medical negligence claim in the High Court after he was misdiagnosed. The misdiagnosis meant he went on to suffer a serious stroke causing life-limiting disability.