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Luton Walk-In Centre Medical Negligence | No Win No Fee

This article about Luton walk-in centre medical negligence aims to give information to help you. We will look at what type of negligence could happen and when you might be eligible to be compensated.

Luton walk-in centre medical negligence

Luton walk-in centre medical negligence

As we progress, we will explain who owes you a duty of care during treatment. Additionally, we will look at what medical negligence actually is.

The main thing to note at this point is that it’s only possible to potentially claim for medical negligence if you can prove it occurred and it has caused you harm (physically, psychologically and/or financially) as a result. Within this guide, we’ll cover different types of walk-in centre negligence you may seek compensation for, such as forms involving negligence by a doctor or nurse.

You can contact our team of advisors online or on the phone to discuss making a potential medical negligence claim if you have grounds to make one. If our advisors find you have a strong case, then they may connect you with one of our solicitors who work on a No Win No Fee basis.

To enquire about medical negligence claims, please speak to a specialist on 0800 073 8804 today. Or you can use our 24/7 live chat service. Read on to learn more about Luton walk-in centre medical negligence claims.

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  1. What Is Medical Negligence By A Walk-in Centre In Luton?
  2. Walk-in Clinic Minor Injury Treatment Negligence
  3. Walk-in Clinic Minor Infection Treatment Negligence
  4. Luton Walk-in Clinic Sexual Health And Family Planning Negligence
  5. Walk-in Clinic Prescription And Medication Negligence
  6. Calculating Compensation For Luton Walk-In Centre Medical Negligence
  7. No Win No Fee Claims For Luton Walk-In Centre Medical Negligence

What Is Medical Negligence By A Walk-in Centre In Luton?

All registered medical professionals who treat you in a walk-in centre owe you a duty of care. If they break that duty because they are negligent, you could seek compensation for any harm caused.

The definition of medical negligence is where substandard care provided by a medical practitioner causes you to become ill, injured or makes an existing condition worse. We should say that most appointments at walk-in centres do result in a successful outcome but mistakes do sometimes happen.

There are many ways in which negligence can occur. If you suffer because of any of the following scenarios, you may be entitled to start a claim:

  • The practitioner did not use the correct procedure when treating you.
  • The incorrect medication was prescribed or dispensed even though your medical history indicated that you shouldn’t be given it.
  • Your condition was unreasonably misdiagnosed as something else.
  • You were supplied with a drug which you are known to be allergic to.
  • The practitioner unreasonably failed to send you to see a specialist for further test.
  • The medication that was supplied was too weak to too strong (incorrect dosage) and the medical practitioner had been provided with information to avoid this.

This is a short list of mistakes that could happen. If you don’t see an example that matches yours, don’t worry as we could still help. Please contact Legal Expert today, if you have evidence of a valid medical negligence claim, and we’ll review your options for free.

Time Limits For Claiming For Medical Negligence

We should tell you that you need to start your case within the medical negligence time limit. This is usually 3 years from the date the negligence took place or the date you obtained knowledge that negligence at least contributed to the injury or illness.

We could also help you if you’d like to claim on behalf of your child or someone who lacks the mental capacity to make a medical negligence claim. For a child, you could begin the claim at any point prior to their 18th birthday. From their 18th birthday, they will have 3 years to make their own claim if nobody’s done so on their behalf before then.

For those who lack the mental capacity to claim, the 3-year time limit is suspended until they begin their recovery and regain capacity. However, a litigation friend could claim on their behalf before this. 

In the final part of this guide, we will explain how our No Win No Fee service works. It can enable you to get access to legal representation without the financial risk of paying the solicitor their fee if the claim is unsuccessful.

After you have finished reading and have proof of a valid claim, please feel free to call our advisors where you can discuss your case with a specialist and ask as many questions as needed.

Walk-in Clinic Minor Injury Treatment Negligence

Many minor injuries were included in the list above. In most cases, the diagnosis and treatment of such injuries are completely successful. The types of mistake that could entitle you to make a medical negligence claim, though, include those where other medical professionals would have made a different decision that wouldn’t have resulted in causing or worsening your condition or injury. These include:

  • Misdiagnosed injuries.
    For instance, if a fractured finger is diagnosed as bruising, it may not set correctly and could cause you pain for months or years to come.
  • Prescription errors.
    If you are given the wrong medication to treat your condition, it could cause serious issues. For instance, if you are given painkillers that are too weak, they could cause unnecessary pain during your recovery.
  • Failure to refer.
    Similar to above, if you have an injury which could be a fracture, but you are not sent for an X-ray, you could suffer because the injury isn’t treated properly.

Have you suffered following Luton walk-in centre medical negligence? If you have, and you’ve got evidence of a valid claim, you could call our advisors to establish if you could claim for compensation.

Walk-in Clinic Minor Infection Treatment Negligence

The treatments listed earlier contained many minor illnesses and infections. It is important that these conditions are diagnosed correctly and treated appropriately to avoid complications. While that’s usually the case, mistakes can happen which could cause you to suffer. For example, the suffering caused by the following errors could allow you to seek compensation:

  • When the severity of an infection is underestimated.
  • If you are given the wrong dosage of medication to treat your illness.
  • Not being sent to see a specialist even though your symptoms suggest you have a serious condition.
  • Being supplied with the wrong medication.

Our team will happily review any claim for medical negligence on a no-obligation basis. Our advisors will listen to what’s happened, consider your evidence and explain your options.

Please remember that as well as claiming for new injuries or illnesses caused by medical negligence, you could also claim if your existing condition is made worse. If you would like us to check if a medical negligence claim is suitable to proceed, please get in touch with us today.

Luton Walk-in Clinic Sexual Health And Family Planning Negligence

Many walk-in centres offer sexual health services such as pregnancy testing, chlamydia testing and emergency contraception. Again, in most cases, these treatments are completed successfully. However, you might be able to claim if you suffered because:

  • You showed symptoms of conditions such as HIV but were not referred for specialist tests.
  • The medication you were given was not the correct one to treat the sexually transmitted infection (STI) that you had.
  • You received an incorrect diagnosis meaning that any treatment was ineffective.

Some STIs can lead to more serious complications if not treated correctly. In those scenarios, you may be entitled to claim for the harm the negligence caused.

If you have evidence of a valid claim and would like to discuss whether you have a chance of receiving compensation, why not call our team today? We offer a free assessment of all cases and you’ll receive free legal advice too. If a medical negligence claim is accepted, we’ll appoint a solicitor from our experienced team to help you.

Walk-in Clinic Prescription And Medication Negligence

The UK has a health care system that tries to allow patients fast access to medical care. It also tries to make it easy for us to receive prescription medication. This medication can be the key component that helps resolves medical issues. As such, it is vital that the correct drug is prescribed and diagnosed.

It might be possible to claim if any of the following examples of negligence have caused you to suffer:

  • Prescribing of allergens.
    It might be possible to make a medical negligence claim if a drug that you are known to be allergic to is prescribed.
  • Incorrect dosage.
    If despite all the appropriate information, a doctor failed to prescribe the correct dosage of medication, you could suffer because your condition doesn’t get better or because you have suffered an adverse reaction to a drug that is too strong.
  • Dispensing mistakes.
    Should a pharmacist give you a different drug to the one prescribed, you could claim for any suffering that results.

If you have proof and would like to check if you have a valid claim relating to medication negligence, please get in touch with our team today.

Calculating Compensation For Luton Walk-In Centre Medical Negligence

If you suffered unnecessary harm at a Luton treatment centre, you may have used our compensation calculator for an estimate of what you could claim. As each claim is different, the calculator may not have considered every aspect of yours. In this section, we are going to look at what damages could be awarded for successful medical negligence claims.

General Damages

If your claim is successful, you will be awarded general damages for the physical pain and/or mental suffering caused by the incident. When assigning value to this aspect of a claim, legal professionals use the Judicial College Guidelines (JCG) as guidance. This text lists injuries in differing severities alongside compensation brackets.

We’ve provided a table with figures from the JCG. However, it is only to give you guidance about how general damages will be valued rather than represent what you will be awarded.

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Injury Details Compensation Bracket
Kidney (a) In this bracket, the claimant suffers serious and permanent damage or total loss of one or both kidneys. £169,400 to £210,400
Moderate Brain damage (ii) In this bracket, the claimant suffers a moderate to modest intellectual deficit, reduced or removed ability to work and some epilepsy risk. £90,720 to £150,110
Bladder (b) The claimant has suffered a complete loss of the functioning and control of their bladder. Up to £140,660
Arm Amputation (b) (iii) In this bracket, the claimant had one arm amputated below the elbow. The award is determined by where in the forearm it occurred, as well as residual organic and phantom pains. £96,160 to £109,650
Foot Amputation (b) In this bracket, the claimant need one foot amputated. £83,960 to £109,650
Male reproductive system In this bracket, the claimant is a young person without children who has suffered an uncomplicated case of sterility, but without impotence. £56,080 to £71,350
Female reproductive system In this bracket, the claimant is a young person without children who has suffered infertility without aggravating features. £56,080 to £71,350
Lungs (e) In this bracket, the claimant suffers bronchitis and wheezing, but it doesn’t cause serious symptoms, and there is little or no serious or permanent impact on their lifestyle. However, there are varying anxiety levels about the future. £20,800 to £31,310
Toe Amputation (b) The claimant’s big toe has been amputated. In the region of £31,310
Spleen (a) In this bracket, the loss of the spleen puts the claimant at continuing risk of internal infection and disorders. £20,800 to
£26,290

Special Damages

Special damages are awarded in some claims for medical negligence to recover costs incurred due to the incident. However, you should provide proof of your costs in order for special damages to be included in your claim.

Examples of costs you could recover include:

  • Medical expenses. For example, if you require therapy to help cope with an incident that occurred in a walk-in centre in Luton.
  • Loss of earnings for time needed off work. This includes present and future losses as well as pension contributions.
  • Home help. For example, if you need help with childcare while you recover.
  • Vehicle and home adaptations. For example, if you need a stairlift fitted.

Call our advisors for a free valuation of your potential claim. They can also advise on what you could recover under special damages. In addition, they can check your eligibility to claim and if your case seems valid you could be put in contact with one of our No Win No Fee solicitors for Luton.

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

There is no doubt that the worry of losing money to solicitor fees following an unsuccessful claim is the reason many people don’t ever make one. However, we have a No Win No Fee solution that we offer for all claims we take on.

Before a medical negligence claim starts, a solicitor will review your case’s viability. If they agree to proceed, they will draft a Conditional Fee Agreement (the formal term for a No Win No Fee agreement) for you. This sets out how your claim will be processed. It also explains that:

  • No solicitor fees need to be paid before the claim can begin.
  • We won’t bill you for any solicitor’s fees during the case.
  • If the claim doesn’t work out, we won’t ask you to pay any solicitor’s fees whatsoever.

If a medical negligence claim has a successful outcome, your solicitor will keep a portion of your compensation to cover their fees. This success fee is a small percentage of your compensation. It is listed in the No Win No Fee agreement so it’s clear how much you will pay before you work with your solicitor. Legally, any success fee is capped.

If you want us to check if you could use our No Win No Fee service, please ask an advisor to assess your claim today. You can reach us by:

  • Calling our advisors on 0800 073 8804 for free legal information.
  • Emailing us with details of how you’ve suffered. Our address is info@legalexpert.co.uk.
  • Discussing your case online via live chat.
  • Beginning your claim by completing this claim online form so that we can arrange to call you back.

Thanks for reading our guide on what to do following Luton walk-in centre medical negligence.

More Guidance On Medical Negligence Claims

So far, we have provided information about your right to seek compensation. In this section, we’ll provide some links that may help you during a medical negligence claim.

Latest Inspection Report – A report from the Care Quality Commission for Hemel Hempstead General Hospital.

Duty Of Care Definition – Information provided by the Royal College of Nursing that sets out the legal and professional duty of care.

NHS 111 – The service you can contact if you suspect you need emergency treatment.

To show how we could support you with some other types of compensation claims, please review the following guides.

Wrongful Death Claims – Guidance on how to claim for the death of a loved one that was caused by somebody else’s negligence.

PPE Injury Claims – Explains when you could claim for injuries at work caused by inadequate Personal Protective Equipment.

Child Injury Claims – This article explains when compensation could be sought on behalf of your child following an accident that wasn’t their fault.

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