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Birkenhead Walk-In Centre Medical Negligence – No Win No Fee Claims

You may have grounds to make a claim for Birkenhead walk-in centre medical negligence if you’re able to prove that a minor health concern was made worse when treated by a medical practitioner. For a clinical negligence claim to be valid, it must be proved they were in breach of their duty of care towards you.

How To Claim Compensation For Negligence At A Walk In Centre In Birkenhead

Birkenhead walk-in centre medical negligence claims guide

Birkenhead walk-in centre medical negligence claims guide

Our guide to seeking medical negligence compensation explains how you could be harmed when treated in a Birkenhead walk-in centre. We cover what constitutes medical negligence and your rights as a patient. We explain how all medical practitioners in the UK owe the people they treat a duty of care, and how if this is breached, it could give you grounds to file for compensation for the harm you were caused.

We offer advice on how a No Win No Fee lawyer could represent you, and how you would be offered an initial, no-obligation consultation which is free of charge. Our guide explains the benefits of signing a Conditional Fee Agreement—the formal title for a No Win No Fee arrangement—and what this would entail.

We have included a compensation table too which offers an idea of the level of compensation you could be awarded for your injuries, and we explain the sort of losses and expenses you could also look to include.

To find out more on how to go about claiming compensation by making a claim for Birkenhead walk-in centre medical negligence, please continue reading our guide.

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A Guide Claims For Birkenhead Walk-In Centre Clinical Negligence

Our guide provides essential information on what constitutes clinical negligence on the part of a licensed medical practitioner. We explain how you could be harmed by the actions or inactions of the person treating you, and the consequences of having a minor health issue being misdiagnosed, or treated. We’ll also explain what errors could occur when you are treated in a walk-in centre by a medical professional, whether they work for the NHS or in the private sector.

We cover your rights as a patient and the duty of care you are owed by the person treating you. We explain the sort of injuries, infections, and illnesses which can be dealt with in a walk-in centre in Birkenhead and when you should visit one.

Our guide also explains how Conditional Fee Agreements work, and how you could benefit from having a No Win No Fee lawyer act on your behalf once it is established your case is valid.

To find out more about claiming clinical negligence compensation if you have evidence that a condition you were treated for in a Birkenhead walk-in centre was made worse, please call a member of our team today.

What Is Negligence At A Walk-In Clinic In Birkenhead?

Licensed medical practitioners in the United Kingdom whether doctors, nurses, dentists or other practitioners owe you a duty of care. This duty is to provide a level of care expected of someone in their field. If this duty is breached, and as a result, a health issue is made worse, the actions or inactions of the medical professional could be deemed negligent.

The sort of conduct that could be deemed negligent on the part of a medical professional includes the following:

  • The misdiagnosis of a minor infection, injury, illness
  • Failing to prescribe the correct medication or dosage
  • A failure to refer a patient on for more rigorous testing or treatment

If you can prove that a health issue that needed immediate attention was made worse when you were treated in a Birkenhead walk-in centre, you could be entitled to make a clinical negligence claim. To find out whether your case is valid, please call a Legal Expert adviser today.

Where To Find Walk In And Urgent Treatment Centres In Birkenhead

You can be treated for minor health concerns in a walk-in centre located in Birkenhead of the surrounding area. We’ve included the names of these centres below.

  • Victoria Central Health Centre
  • Urgent Treatment Centre at Arrow Park Hospital
  • Smithdown Minor Injury Centre For Children
  • Old Swan Walk-In Centre
  • South Liverpool NHS Treatment Centre
  • Health Care Resource Centre, Widnes

To learn more about the walk-in centres in and around the Birkenhead area, please see the NHS’s service finder tool.

What Treatment Could Walk-In Centres Provide?

The sort of injuries, infections, and ailments that can be treated by medical practitioners in a Birkenhead walk-in centre include:

  • Minor head injuries
  • Strains and sprains
  • Minor eye injuries
  • Suspected broken or fractured bones
  • Cuts and grazes
  • Burns and scalds
  • Stings and bites
  • Ear and throat infections
  • Rashes and skin infections
  • Colds and coughs
  • Fevers
  • Stomach issues
  • Diarrhoea and vomiting
  • Contraception

Medical professionals in walk-in centres cannot treat all health issues, particularly serious ones, because they are not equipped to do so. If you need urgent treatment for a serious injury, you can visit the Accident and Emergency department of a hospital.

To learn more about your rights if you have evidence that suggests you’ve fallen victim to Birkenhead walk-in centre medical negligence, please get in touch with us on the number at the top of the screen.

Negligence In Treatment For Minor Injuries

Most minor injuries can be dealt with by a medical practitioner in a walk-in centre; anything deemed serious cannot. However, despite their minor nature, things can still go wrong. For example:

  • Your minor injury may be misdiagnosed. For example, if you attend with a sprain, you may receive treatment for that injury. However, proper testing would have diagnosed it as a break.
  • Prescribing the wrong medication or dosage. Receiving medication you could be allergic to may trigger an adverse reaction, and so too could a dosage that’s too high.
  • Linked to medical misdiagnoses, failing to refer a patient for more comprehensive testing could see them miss out on the treatment they need.

If you have evidence that a minor injury you sustained was made because of Birkenhead walk-in centre medical negligence, please get in touch with Legal Expert to find out whether your case has favourable prospects of success.

Negligence In Treatment For Minor Infections

Medical professionals in a walk-in centre can treat minor infections, whether this is a wound that has become infected, an ear or a throat infection. If the person treating you makes a mistake in their diagnosis, an error when it comes to treating you, or they prescribe the incorrect medication, the result could see a minor infection turning a lot worse.

For example:

  • A failure to recognise the seriousness of an infection could lead to it getting worse and perhaps spreading, for instance, from your throat and into your chest where it could be harder to treat.
  • Prescribing the wrong dosage or the wrong medication. For example, a failure to provide the right dosage or antibiotics could render the treatment ineffective and prolong your suffering.
  • Failing to refer for more robust treatment if the infection is much worse than first thought.

If any of these situations sound familiar, it may have resulted from Birkenhead walk-in centre medical negligence. However, proving these failings happened is key. Therefore, call us to discuss any evidence you may have and we can assess your potential case.

Negligence In Sexual Health Treatment And Advice

If you visit a Birkenhead walk-in centre to be treated for a sexually transmitted infection (STI), the person treating you must not make an error whether in the diagnosis, treatment or the type of antibiotics they prescribe.

If you need emergency contraception, the medical professional who examines and treats you must get it right. Failure to do so could have serious consequences. For example, the following could occur:

  • Symptoms may be misinterpreted and the wrong treatment prescribed, meaning the condition goes untreated and potentially worsens.
  • Serious infections like hepatitis or HIV were incorrectly diagnosed
  • Infections like genital warts, chlamydia, gonorrhoea, herpes and genital warts are not diagnosed correctly or missed altogether
  • The wrong contraceptive pills were provided, risking someone having an unplanned pregnancy.

If a sexually transmitted infection is not diagnosed and a treatment plan is not set in place, it could result in the infection being passed on to other people and causing even more harm. If such infections aren’t treated they could lead to infertility or genital disfiguration.

To find out if you have a case following suspected Birkenhead walk-in centre medical negligence, please contact us.

Negligence In Drugs And Medication

If the minor health issue you are treated for in a Birkenhead walk-in centre requires that you take prescribed medication, the person who prescribes it must not make a mistake, whether this is in the type of medication they prescribe, the dosage or when the medication is dispensed.

If an error is made, it could result in you suffering further harm. It could lead to a minor health issue becoming harder to treat successfully. It could lead to you suffering a reaction which as a consequence could mean your recovery takes that much longer, prolonging your suffering and potentially putting you under unnecessary financial pressure.

Doctors should be aware of any drugs that you may be allergic to. They should also ensure that the dosage they prescribe is correct. A failure to do so could lead to you suffering symptoms of an overdose.

To speak to a member of the Legal Expert team because you were prescribed or dispensed the wrong medication, please contact an adviser today.

Compensation Settlement Calculator For Birkenhead Walk-In Centre Medical Negligence

The compensation table below provides guideline payouts awarded for injuries and harm caused through clinical negligence. The amounts are taken from the Judicial College Guidelines, a publication that details compensation awards made by the courts.

The figures you can see below relate to just one side of compensation called general damages. It aims to compensate you for the physical pain, psychological suffering and the detrimental impact on your life caused by the injuries.

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Injury/health issue Severity Notes General Damages Awarded taken from the Judicial College Guidelines (JCG)
Injury/health issue Moderate Stomach issues, tiredness, nausea, or a fever. Recovery possible within several weeks. Worst cases recovery expected in up to 2 years £3,710 to £8,950
Injury/health issue Severe Serious health issues with potential of being life-threatening £36,060 to £49,270
Injury/health issue Serious Health issues with severe symptoms and where hospitalisation is required. Recovery expected in a few weeks but can take up to two years £8,950 to £18,020
Injury/health issue Minor Minor health issues where symptoms
involve discomfort, and were recovery is expected in several days or weeks
Up to £3,710
Sexual function negatively impacted, or lost Compensation would take into consideration whether claimant has suffered psychological damage Up to £139,210
Impotence Compensation would take into consideration whether claimant already has children £40,370 to £73,580
Sterility in men Compensation could take into consideration claimant’s age and if their future life is negatively impacted £52,620 to £66,970
Infertility in women Compensation could take into consideration whether claimant suffers from conditions like depression, anxiety, stress. pain and scarring £107,810 to £158,970
Diagnosis is delayed
in ectopic pregnancy
Compensation could take into consideration the severity and damage caused £3,180 to £19,170

It’s also possible to claim back any financial losses and expenditures you had to cope with due to medical negligence. This part of a claim is called special damages.

You must provide evidence of the expenses and losses you would like to include in your claim. This could be in the form of receipts and other relevant documentation relating to loss of earnings and income.

You could include the following when claiming special damages:

  • Care costs should you need assistance with chores in the home during the time it takes you to recover
  • Loss of earnings for the time you were off work
  • Loss of future earnings if the harm you were caused through medical negligence means you are not able to carry on working
  • Medical expenses which includes prescriptions costs, the cost of private treatment and other therapies which are not covered by the NHS
  • Vehicle adaptations
  • Home adaptations
  • Travel costs which covers what you had to pay out to get to a place where you were treated no matter how you travel there and back. You could also claim back any parking fees you incurred

To speak to a Legal Expert adviser regarding the value of your specific clinical negligence claim, please call a member of our team today.

No Win No Fee Claims For Birkenhead Walk-In Centre Clinical Negligence

If a minor health issue is made worse when you were treated in a Birkenhead walk-in centre, and you can show negligence on the part of the medical practitioner who treated you, it could mean you have grounds to sue for compensation.

We offer a free case check which allows us the opportunity to assess your case. If we can see it has a good chance of success, we can connect you with our No Win No Fee solicitors.

Working with a No Win No Fee lawyer is by far the easiest option. There would be no upfront fee, no ongoing fees, and if you lose your clinical negligence claim, there would be no fee to pay at all.

This is because when a lawyer agrees to represent you on a No Win No Fee basis, they agree to only be paid a success fee which comes into effect if you are awarded medical negligence compensation. The fee they can charge is capped by law with the percentage set out in your No Win No Fee agreement so you’re fully aware before you begin.

For more information on how Legal Expert can be of assistance when making a claim for Birkenhead walk-in centre medical negligence, please speak to an adviser today.

Speak To Us About Your Case

If you’d like to learn more about Birkenhead walk-in centre medical negligence, please speak to a member of our team today. You can contact us in the following ways:

  • Please call an adviser on 0800 073 8804 – lines are open 7 days a week
  • You can use our online chat
  • Email us at info@legalexpert.co.uk
  • Please fill out our online contact form

Need More Help?

In this final section, we’ve included some other resources that you may find useful:

Head here to learn more about the NHS Constitution for England

Or visit this page to see medical negligence statistics published in the annual report of NHS Resolution

Here’s a guide on when to use a walk-in centre

We also have some of our own guides that you may find useful, such as this guide on hospital negligence.

If you’ve suffered because of GP negligence, this guide will help. We also have a guide on dental negligence too.

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