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

How Much Could You Claim For Chesterfield Walk-In Centre Clinical Negligence?

You could pursue a Chesterfield Walk-In Centre medical negligence claim if the treatment you received harmed you and you can prove that the cause was the failings of those treating you. Mistakes can be made which could result in a health condition being made worse, misdiagnosed, or you could suffer an illness. Should this be the case, you could have reason to pursue a claim for medical negligence compensation.

Chesterfield walk-in centre medical negligence claims guide

Chesterfield walk-in centre medical negligence claims guide

Our guide explains how nurses, doctors and other licensed medical professionals in the United Kingdom owe the people they treat a duty of care, and if they make a mistake in a diagnosis, when prescribing medication, or when providing medical advice, their actions or inactions could be deemed negligent.

We offer advice on the type of services provided in walk-in centres, and when you can visit one in Chesterfield if you need to be examined and treated for an injury or illness straight away.

We go into the various actions of a medical professional and how they could be deemed negligent and how this could allow you to seek compensation for the harm they caused you. We also provide you with advice on how much a clinical negligence claim may be worth, and how you could seek both general damages and special damages.

To speak to a Legal Expert adviser and to benefit from free legal advice on how to go about proving negligence when treated in a walk-in centre in Chesterfield, please call us on 0800 073 8804 – all calls are free of charge and lines are open 24/7.

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A Guide To Chesterfield Walk-In Centre Medical Negligence Claims

If you suffer a minor health issue, you can be treated in a walk-in clinic in Chesterfield and most of the time, the medical services provided in this type of facility is beyond reproach, with the majority of people benefitting from a full recovery. However, there are cases where mistakes occur which results in the person being treated suffering some form of harm due to the negligence of a medical practitioner.

We explain your rights as a patient and the duty of care you are owed when being examined and treated in a walk-in clinic. We offer information on the consequences of a condition being misdiagnosed or being prescribed incorrect medication too.

We also provide advice on the type of minor health issues which medical practitioners are able to treat in walk-in clinics, and when it would be necessary to go to the A&E department of a local hospital.

Our guide goes into the benefits of working with Legal Expert when seeking medical negligence compensation, and how you could benefit from free legal advice in a no-obligation, initial consultation. We offer advice on how signing a No Win No Fee agreement could assist you financially when seeking compensation for the harm caused, and we provide an idea of how much a clinical negligence claim may be worth.

Please continue reading our guide to find out more on how to go about proving medical negligence, and how to pursue a claim if you suffered harm when treated in a Chesterfield walk-in clinic. To discuss a claim with a Legal Expert adviser, please do not hesitate in contacting us today.

What Is A Walk In Health Centre In Chesterfield?

Walk-in centres provide an essential service to people who suffer minor health issues which require immediate medical attention but which are not serious enough to merit being examined and treated in the Accident and Emergency Department of a hospital.

All medical practitioners who staff these walk-in clinics owe patients the same duty of care as any other licensed medical professional which is as follows:

  • They have a ‘duty’ to provide a level of ‘care’ that is acceptable and at the same level as that of a competent doctor, nurse or other medical professional

If you are treated in a walk-in clinic and you suffered harm because the person treating you breached their duty of care, you could have good cause to seek medical negligence compensation.

The errors that could occur and which may be deemed negligent, include:

  • A misdiagnosis of a condition
  • A failure to refer a patient
  • Providing the wrong treatment/medical advice
  • Prescription errors

If you are wondering whether you have good cause to seek medical negligence compensation, a Legal Expert adviser can assess your case before offering essential advice on how best to proceed with a claim.

The Nearest Walk-In Centres To Chesterfield

If you need immediate medical attention for a minor health concern, you can visit any of the following facilities which provide treatment to people on a walk-in basis:

Medical Services Available From Walk-In Centres

A Chesterfield walk-in clinic is staffed by medical professionals who are not equipped to deal with life-threatening health issues, nor can they provide treatment to people who suffer long-term illnesses.

The sort of health issues that can be treated include:

  • Minor scalds and burns
  • Insect stings
  • Animal bites
  • Minor sprains and strains
  • Sickness (vomiting)
  • Diarrhoea
  • Rashes
  • Infections
  • Stomach issues
  • Blood pressure checking
  • Covid-19 testing
  • Wound dressing
  • Hayfever
  • Emergency contraception

A Legal Expert adviser can be of assistance if you are unsure as to whether you have good reason to sue for clinical negligence compensation if you were harmed when treated in a Chesterfield walk-in clinic.

Negligent Treatment Of A Minor Injury

If you suffered a minor injury such as a cut, sprain or sting that requires immediate medical attention but is not serious enough to warrant a visit to an A&E department, you can visit a walk-in clinic in Chesterfield.

If the person who examines and treats you makes a mistake and you suffer harm as a direct result of their actions or inactions, you could have good reason to seek compensation.

The sort of harm you could be caused when treated for a minor injury in a walk-in clinic includes:

  • The severity of any symptoms are not picked up
  • A cut required stitches but was not cleaned correctly which led to an infection
  • Failure to diagnose a suspected broken bone and failure to refer for tests, x-rays or more specialist advice

If you can prove that you were caused harm when treated for a minor injury in a walk-in clinic in Chesterfield, a member of the Legal Expert team can assess whether you have good cause to seek medical negligence compensation.

Negligent Treatment Of A Minor Illness

Minor illnesses and infections are also commonly dealt with at walk-in centres. The type of infections which can be dealt with include:

  • Throat infections
  • Skin infections
  • Ear infections
  • Eye infections
  • Diarrhoea
  • Vomiting (sickness)
  • Stomach issues

If the person examining and treating you does not recognise the seriousness of an infection and fails to refer you, their actions could be negligent. As such you could have good reason to sue for compensation for the harm you were caused.

A Legal Expert adviser can assess your case before advising whether or not you have grounds to proceed with a medical negligence claim.

Negligent Treatment Of Reproductive Health Conditions

If you need to be tested for a sexually transmitted infection (STI), you need emergency contraception, or you need to undergo a pregnancy test, some walk-in centres offer these services.

If an error occurs and you suffer as a consequence, the actions of the person who examined you could be seen as negligent. The mistakes which could amount to a breach of the ‘duty of care’ owed to you include:

  • Failing to correctly diagnose STIs could negatively impact fertility. A misdiagnosis could mean the disease is passed on to others. Also, the wrong treatment or lack of correct treatment could see a condition quickly becoming a lot worse and much harder to successfully treat
  • Failing to correctly diagnose a pregnancy problem which could result in harm being caused to you or your baby
  • Prescribing the wrong course of antibiotics to treat an STD which could result in genital disfiguration or infertility

If you have evidence that shows you were caused harm through medical negligence on the part of the person who examined and treated you in a walk-in clinic in Chesterfield, a Legal Expert adviser would be happy to discuss whether you have good cause to claim compensation.

Negligent Prescribing Of Medications

When you are examined and treated in a walk-in centre, the person treating you may prescribe some form of medication to aid your recovery. If a prescription error is made, the consequences could negatively impact your recovery and overall health and well-being.

The sort of errors that could be seen as negligent on the part of a medical practitioner include:

  • Under prescribing medication
  • Overprescribing medication
  • Prescribing the wrong type of medication/antibiotics
  • Not checking if you are allergic to the medication you are prescribed

To find out if you have good reason to sue for compensation if a prescription error led to you suffering harm, or if the wrong medication/dosage was prescribed, a Legal Expert adviser is here to offer essential assistance.

Chesterfield Walk-In Centre Medical Negligence Compensation Calculator

All compensation payouts are calculated on the individual merits of each clinical negligence claim. As such, providing information on the exact value of a claim can be challenging as there are many things to factor in.

However, the compensation you receive could be in two parts, namely general damages for the pain, suffering and loss of amenity you were caused, and special damages for financial losses you had to endure.

To determine the extent of the harm caused and to prove that it was inflicted by the incident of negligence, you would, as part of your claim, need to be assessed by an independent medical professional. They would produce a detailed report on the injuries you suffered through clinical negligence. The compensation you receive would be based on this medical report with the value of your injuries guided by publications such as the Judicial College Guidelines.

Our table includes payouts for specific injuries and harm caused through medical negligence which could be awarded as general damages. If you’d like a more precise estimate, please get in touch with our team of advisers.

Injury/harm caused Judicial College Guideline awards Details
Loss of sexual function in men – total impotence in men In the region of £139,210 Amount awarded would depend on claimant’s age and psychological impact.
Loss of sexual function in men – total impotence in men £40,370 to £73,580 Permanent impotence middle-aged man who has children
Sterility with no impotence £52,620 to £66,970 No aggravating factors
Infertility due to disease or injury in females £107,810 to £158,970 Depression and anxiety, scarring and pain factors taken into consideration
Infertility due to failed diagnosis of an ectopic pregnancy resulting in complications £31,950 to £95,850 Significant complications would result in a higher amount being awarded
Delayed diagnosis of an ectopic pregnancy £3,180 to £19,170 Fertility is not impacted. Amount awarded would depend on complications suffered by claimant
Illness or damage suffered from a non-traumatic injury £36,060 to £49,270 Severe toxicosis
Illness or damage suffered from a non-traumatic injury £8,950 to £18,020 Short-lived but serious poisoning
Illness or damage suffered from a non-traumatic injury £3,710 to £8,950 Significant level of discomfort in bowel function, fatigue and cramps. Recovery within a year or 2
Illness or damage suffered from a non-traumatic injury Up to £3,710 Diarrhoea, pain and cramps over days or weeks.

Special Damages In Medical Negligence Claims

On top of general damages, you could seek special damages to compensate you for any financial losses you incurred through no fault of your own, which may include:

  • If your injuries prevent you from carrying out daily chores around the home during your recovery, you can claim the cost of a carer whether this is a friend, family member, or another person, such as a nurse
  • You can include the money you paid out on prescriptions, and treatment/therapy provided by the private healthcare sector which is not covered by the NHS
  • You can claim back any expenses you incurred travelling to medical appointments no matter how you travel there. You can also claim back the cost of getting to legal appointments with your solicitor
  • You can claim back any loss of income you incurred during the time you were unable to work
  • You can claim for any future loss of earnings if the harm you were caused prevents you from working again
  • Vehicle adaptations if these are necessary
  • Home adaptations if these are deemed necessary

It is worth noting that elements of special damages are calculated on ‘actual’ expenditure and losses which means you must provide evidence to claim anything back. This could be in the form of payslips, receipts and other relevant proof of losses and expenses.

For more free advice on compensation in clinical negligence cases, why not give us a call?

No Win No Fee Chesterfield Walk-In Centre Medical Negligence Claims

Making a clinical negligence claim can seem like a daunting task without the help of a knowledgeable solicitor. This is where Legal Expert can assist you.

Once your case has been thoroughly assessed and it is found you have a valid reason to seek compensation for the harm you were caused, a lawyer would offer to represent you by funding your case on a No Win No Fee basis.

You would be asked to sign a legal contract known as a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA) which outlines the Terms and Conditions. The benefits of signing a No Win No Fee agreement include:

  • The financial worry of paying for a solicitor to act on your behalf would no longer be an issue because there would be no upfront fee or ongoing fees to pay
  • The only time you pay the agreed ‘success fee’ is when you are awarded compensation, and the amount is taken from that. Success fees are capped by law and are completely transparent, meaning you’ll know what you’ll pay before you agree to settle
  • If you lose your case, there would be no fees to pay because this was part of the agreement signed with the solicitor

You could choose to represent yourself when making a clinical negligence claim but the downside to this is as follows:

  • You may find that the legal process and jargon difficult to follow, and you must be familiar with the protocols and time limits to avoid a claim failing from the outset
  • You would have to fund sometimes costly disbursements, such as court fees and paying for medical evidence

To discuss a No Win No Fee claim with Legal Expert, please get in touch, our lines are open 24/7.

Our Team Is Here To Listen

For advice on your legal rights if you were harmed through medical negligence in a walk-in centre in Chesterfield, Legal Expert can be of assistance, offering free legal advice when you need it the most.

To speak to a member of our team and to benefit from a free initial consultation, an adviser can be contacted in several ways:

Further Expert Help

In the final section of our clinical negligence claims guide, we’ve included links to some other resources you may find useful.

The Royal College Of Nursing sets out standards for the care of patients, to learn more please follow the link below:

Principles Of Nursing Practice

If you would like to find the nearest Walk-in centre in your area, please click on the link below:

Find NHS Services

If a condition is misdiagnosed, please follow the link provided to read more:

Misdiagnosis Explained

Our guide to medical/clinical negligence claim can be found here:

A guide to clinical and medical negligence claims

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Thanks for reading our guide on what to do if you fall victim to Chesterfield walk-in centre medical negligence.

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