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

You may be wondering if you could make a Coventry Walk-In Centre medical negligence claim if you feel a condition was made worse, or you believe the medical practitioner who treated you was in breach of their duty of care towards you. Our guide to clinical negligence claims provides essential reading on what you can do, and how to go about proving medical negligence.

Coventry walk-in centre medical negligence claims guide

Coventry walk-in centre medical negligence claims guide

Walk-in centres provide a valuable service to people who suffer minor injuries, and the majority of the time, the treatment given is first class. However, there are times when errors are made whether it is through a misdiagnosis, a failure to refer a patient, or because the wrong medication was prescribed amongst other things.

Should you have been treated in a Coventry walk-in centre and can prove that the care you were given was sub-standard and, as a consequence, you were made ill, you could have grounds to seek compensation.

To find out more on how to go about proving medical negligence on the part of a doctor, nurse, or another medical practitioner, please continue reading our guide.

If you have any questions or queries on how to go about making a medical negligence claim, please speak to a member of our team on 0800 073 8804.

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A Guide To Claims For Coventry Walk-In Centre Medical Negligence

Our guide to claims relating to Coventry walk-in centre medical negligence provides essential advice on how to go about proving a medical professional failed in their duty of care towards you. We explain what medical negligence entails, and how a doctor, nurse or other medical practitioner could be deemed negligent if you were made ill because of the care or treatment they provided in a walk-in centre.

We explain what medical services are available in walk-in centres and who could use them if they suffered a minor injury or illness. The guide also covers the sort of treatment you could receive in a Coventry walk-in centre, and how an error could be made which could give you grounds to seek compensation.

Our guide also provides an idea of how much a clinical negligence claim might be worth, and we explain how general damages and special damages are worked out. We also offer advice on how you could benefit from working with a No Win No Fee lawyer if your Coventry walk-in centre negligence claim has been successfully assessed and deemed valid.

We explain how a Condition Fee Agreement works – otherwise referred to as a No Win No Fee agreement – and how you don’t have to pay an upfront fee for a solicitor to begin their investigations.

To find out more, please get in touch with a Legal Expert adviser who would provide you with a no-obligation, initial consultation which is free of charge.

What Is Coventry Walk-In Centre Medical Negligence?

Medical practitioners in the United Kingdom, whether nurses, doctors, dentists, or other professionals in the healthcare sector, are duty-bound to ensure the level of service/treatment they provide is above reproach.

Legally, medical professionals owe you, the patient, a duty of care to provide a standard of care expected of them. Should this duty of care be breached and as a consequence you are injured, or your health and well-being are negatively impacted, you may have grounds to seek compensation by filing a medical negligence claim.

Walk-in centres, as previously mentioned, offer an essential service and the majority of the time, the treatment and care provided is beyond reproach. However, errors can be made which could lead to you developing a health issue, or an existing condition could be made that much worse. Should this be the case, the medical practitioner could be deemed in breach of their duty of care towards you.

Errors that could be made in a walk-in centre include the following:

  • A misdiagnosis
  • Being prescribed incorrect medication
  • A failure to refer you

Any of the above could result in further suffering and pain. In a worst-case scenario, your condition could worsen to such an extent it could be life-changing.

Should you have evidence that you suffered because of the negligence of the medical professional who treated you in a Coventry walk-in centre, please get in touch with a Legal Expert adviser today.

Coventry Walk-in Health Centre Services

Sometimes it can be hard to see a GP because an appointment cannot be scheduled straight away. If you suffer a minor injury or health issue, it may not be serious enough to visit the Accident and Emergency department of a local hospital. This is when visiting a walk-in centre could be an option.

The services and treatments available in a Coventry walk-in centre include the following:

  • A sprain or strain
  • Minor head injuries
  • If you think you may have a broken bone
  • A minor cut or graze
  • A sting or bite
  • Minor scalds or burns
  • If you have developed a suspected ear and/or throat infection
  • Rashes or skin infections
  • If you have developed a cold and/or cough
  • If you have a fever/temperature (both adults and children)
  • Stomach pains, diarrhoea or sickness (vomiting)
  • For emergency contraception

If you have evidence that shows the treatment or care provided in a Coventry walk-in centre was substandard, and as a consequence, you suffered harm, please get in touch with Legal Expert today and find out if you have a valid medical negligence claim.

When To Visit A Walk-In Centre In Coventry

If you develop a concerning health issue, or you need urgent treatment for an injury you suffered, and you cannot get an appointment with your GP, you can visit a walk-in centre.

However, should your injuries or health issue be severe, you would not receive the necessary treatment and care required in a walk-in centre. You would therefore need to go to your nearest Accident and Emergency department.

In short, if you suffer a minor injury or you develop a minor health issue that is concerning, you can go to a walk-in centre for treatment. To locate the nearest centre to you, there is an NHS Service Search tool which allows you to find a centre closest to you.

The tool also allows you to find the following:

  • Your nearest GP
  • The nearest dentist
  • The location of the nearest optician
  • The location of the nearest hospital
  • The nearest pharmacy to you
  • The repeat prescription ordering service
  • Nearest urgent care services
  • The nearest sexual health service centre
  • The nearest pregnancy services centre
  • Mental health services
  • Other kinds of NHS services

To discuss a medical negligence claim with a Legal Expert adviser, please contact a member of our team today.

Minor Injury Care

As previously mentioned, if you suffer a minor injury that is concerning, you can visit a walk-in centre for treatment. If you can prove that a minor injury was made worse, or that the medical practitioner who treated you failed to recognise the seriousness of your condition and as a consequence, you suffered unnecessarily, you could have grounds to seek compensation.

Examples of minor injuries include:

  • Strains and sprains like twisted ankles
  • Shallow cuts or lacerations
  • Bruises and bangs to the likes of knees and elbows

As previously touched upon, a misdiagnosis could lead to a minor injury being incorrectly treated with the wrong medication or care. This could have serious consequences when it comes to your health and overall well-being.

Should this be the case but you are worried about proving medical negligence, please contact a Legal Expert adviser today.

Minor Infection And Illness Care

You can be treated for a minor illness or infection in a walk-in centre. However, if you have developed a serious condition, you would need to go to your nearest Accident and Emergency department of a local hospital. There you can be treated properly because they have the necessary equipment and trained personnel to deal with health issues deemed severe.

Some examples of minor infections and illnesses include:

  • Infected cuts or wounds that require cleaning or dressing
  • Chest infections
  • Flu-like conditions

Should you visit a Coventry walk-in centre for urgent treatment of a minor illness or infection and your condition was misdiagnosed, or you were prescribed the wrong medication which caused you to suffer, it could lead to your condition becoming that much worse and therefore harder to successfully treat.

Should this be the case, you may have grounds to file a claim to receive compensation for the pain and suffering this medical negligence caused you. To discuss your case with one of our experts, please get in touch today.

Sexual Health And Pregnancy-Related Care

Walk-in centres also provide treatment for patients who have contracted a sexually transmitted infection (STI). If an STI is misdiagnosed, or treated incorrectly, it could lead to long-term health issues. In most instances, a medical professional would prescribe a course of antibiotics that have proven effective at treating and preventing the spread of such diseases.

The problems start when the symptoms of a sexually transmitted infection are not picked up during an examination carried out by a medical professional in a walk-in centre. The consequences can be devastating for a patient who has a transmitted disease wrongfully diagnosed. In a worst-case scenario, it could result in infertility or genital disfigurement. It could also lead to other people suffering harm if the infection is subsequently transmitted.

Early diagnosis of serious infections like HIV can be vital when it comes to a person’s life expectancy, and ongoing treatment and support would be required for their overall health and well-being both in the short and long term.

Medical practitioners could fail to do the following:

  • Correctly diagnose an STI at the earliest opportunity, such as chlamydia, gonorrhoea, herpes, and genital warts
  • To correctly recognise the more serious symptoms of an STI
  • To diagnose HIV and set in place a treatment
  • To incorrectly diagnose an STI as something else

To discuss a medical negligence claim with Legal Expert and to find out whether you have a valid case after being treated in a Coventry walk-in centre, please get in touch with one of our advisers today.

Errors In Prescriptions And Medications

It could be that a medical practitioner in the walk-in centre made a mistake when prescribing medication and as a consequence you were harmed. For instance, if the dosage of a prescribed medication is incorrect, it could lead to an overdose, illnesses caused by side effects, or if the dosage is too low, the condition may not be treated at all.

If a medical practitioner in a Coventry walk-in centre made an error in the dosage of a medication you were prescribed, it could lead to a serious health issue. In a worst-case scenario, it could mean you suffer long-term permanent health problems, and in some instances internal organs could be damaged.

Similar problems could arise if you’re prescribed medication that you’re known to be allergic to. For instance, some people have an adverse reaction to codeine, a commonly prescribed painkiller. If a doctor prescribes a medication containing codeine despite your medical records stating you’re allergic, you could suffer a reaction causing sickness.

Errors in prescriptions could occur for several reasons:

  • A medical professional is overworked/overtired
  • They have a lack of knowledge regarding a patient under their care
  • They are distracted
  • General carelessness could lead to mistakes being made when prescribing medication

If when being treated in a Coventry walk-in centre, a medical practitioner made an error in the dosage of a medication they prescribed, or you have been prescribed the wrong medication which led to other health issues developing, you could have grounds to seek compensation by making a medical negligence claim.

To find out more on how to prove clinical negligence, please speak to a member of our team today.

Calculating Compensation For Coventry Walk-In Centre Medical Negligence

We have provided a table in our guide to medical negligence compensation which offers an idea on how much this type of claim may be worth. The amounts we have included are taken from the Judicial College Guidelines and cover general damages which are awarded to compensate you for the pain and suffering you endured due to medical negligence.

The amounts in the table do not include special damages, which we’ll discuss below.

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Type of injury Amounts awarded in general damages based on Judicial College Guidelines
Toe Injury deemed moderately serious Up to £9,010
Fracture to index finger £8,550 – £11,480
Severe Dislocation to thumb £3,710 – £6,360
Kidney damage (C) £28,880 – £42,110
Bowel damage(D) £41,850 – £65,440
Sterility (C) – male reproductive system £132,040
Infertility (A) – female reproductive system £107,810 – £158,970
Infertility (B) – female reproductive system £31,950 – £95,850
Injury to bladder (D) £21,970 – £29,380

We appreciate you may want a more precise estimate of your potential payout. If so, get in touch. Once we know a bit more about your claim, we can provide more specific guidance.

Special Damages In Clinical Negligence Claims

Special damages consider any financial losses that have been sustained as a result of the act of negligence. Any expense incurred directly because of the illness or injury you’ve suffered can be factored into a special damages claim.

However, these expenses require evidence. As such, you must provide receipts and other relevant documents to support your claim. The losses and expenses you could include in your medical negligence claim are:

  • Loss of any earnings you had to cope with while you were off work
  • Loss of future earnings should you not be able to carry on working
  • Care costs should you need help with chores at home while you recover
  • Medical expenses including the cost of prescriptions, the cost of private treatment, therapy or rehabilitation which is not covered by the NHS
  • Travel expenses which include parking fees at the place where you are treated, the cost of getting there and back whether you travel to the medical facility by car, taxi, bus, or train
  • Home adaptations if these are necessary
  • Vehicle adaptations if necessary
  • Other costs and losses connected to the injury/health issue you suffered through clinical negligence

To find out more about special damages, please get in touch today.

No Win No Fee Claims For Coventry Walk-In Centre Medical Negligence

Once your clinical negligence claim has been assessed by one of our experts, and we find that you have a strong case, you could be offered representation by one of our solicitors on a No Win No Fee basis.

This means that the financial risk associated with claiming is taken off the table, with the solicitor judging that you have, on the balance of probabilities, a greater chance of winning than losing.

When you sign a Conditional Fee Agreement (also known as a No Win No Fee agreement), there would be no fees to pay to your lawyer to begin working on your claim, whether this is an upfront fee or ongoing fees.

The only time you pay for the legal services a No Win No Fee solicitor provides is when you are awarded clinical negligence compensation. The amount you would pay, which is called a success fee, is taken out of the money you receive. The remainder is then paid to you.

The success fee is an agreed percentage of your compensation award that is set out in the No Win No Fee agreement. Should you lose your medical negligence claim, the success fee would not be payable, nor are any other costs incurred by your solicitor.

If you have any questions about No Win No Fee claims, please get in touch.

How To Contact Us

To discuss a clinical negligence claim with one of our experts, please call a member of our team today. You can get in touch in the following ways:

Where To Find Out More

If you would like more information on the services of our No Win No Fee solicitors, and how you could benefit from entering into a Conditional Fee Agreement, please follow the link below:

A guide to No Win No Fee solicitors

To find out more about clinical and medical negligence claims, please read our guide by clicking on the link provided:

A guide to clinical and medical negligence claims

To find out more about No Win No Fee agreements and how they work, please check out this Law Society guide:

Conditional Fee Agreements explained

For more information on the duty of care a medical professional owes you, this guide by the Royal College of Nurses will help:

Duty of Care explained

For more information on finding the right solicitor to act on your behalf, please read our guide by clicking on the link below:

A guide to finding a No Win No Fee solicitor

If you have any other questions about pursuing a Coventry Walk-In Centre medical negligence claim, please get in touch.

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