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

How To Claim For Negligent Treatment At A Rotherham Walk-In Centre

People who visit a walk-in centre in Rotherham can be treated for minor health issues. If a condition is made worse, you could seek compensation by filing a Rotherham walk-in centre medical negligence claim providing you can show a medical practitioner failed in their duty of care when they treated you.

Our guide explains how the actions or inactions of a medical practitioner could be deemed negligent if a minor health issue you were suffering from was made worse when you visited a Rotherham walk-in centre.

Rotherham walk-in centre medical negligence claims guide

Rotherham walk-in centre medical negligence claims guide

We provide information on the locations of walk-in centres in the area, and the type of minor health concerns which medical professionals are able to treat and those which they are not.

We have included an idea of the amount of compensation you could be awarded in general damages in a successful medical negligence claim, and we provide information on the type of special damages you could include in your claim, which relates to any financial losses.

We explain how compensation is worked out and what proof is required to support any losses and expenses you incurred. To find out how a No Win No Fee lawyer could act on your behalf when seeking clinical negligence compensation if a minor health issue is made worse when you were treated in a walk-in centre, please continue reading our guide.

To speak to a Legal Expert adviser about making a medical negligence claim, please get in touch on the following telephone number 0800 073 8804. You can also write to us about your claim online, or discuss your case with us now using our live chat.

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

Our guide to making a Rotherham walk-in centre medical negligence claim offers valuable advice and information on what could justify such legal action. We provide information on a patient’s rights and how all licensed medical practitioners in the UK owe the people they treat a duty of care. We explain that when this is breached, the actions or inactions of a medical professional could be seen as negligent.

We have included information on the locations of walk-in centres in Rotherham and the surrounding areas, and we explain when you can visit a walk-in centre to receive immediate medical attention for a minor health issue.

Our guide also goes into the various forms of clinical negligence whether this involves a minor injury, minor illness, or minor infection. We offer advice on how negligence could occur if you visited a walk-in centre because you contracted a sexually transmitted infection (STI), or when you need emergency contraception.

We have also provided a table that offers an idea of the level of compensation specific injuries could receive, and we explain how you could include any losses and expenses you incurred because you were harmed through medical negligence.

Our guide offers essential advice on the benefits of having a No Win No Fee lawyer act on your behalf when seeking clinical negligence compensation, and we explain how No Win No Fee arrangements work.

To find out more about seeking compensation if an illness, injury, or infection is made worse when you were treated in a Rotherham walk-in centre, please get in contact with a member of the Legal Expert team today.

What Is Rotherham Walk-In Centre Clinical Negligence?

Medical professionals who practice in the United Kingdom owe patients a duty of care whether they work for the NHS or in the private healthcare sector. This means the service that doctors, nurses, dentists and other professionals provide must meet the standards expected of them.

When an error occurs such as an incorrect diagnosis, the wrong treatment plan, incorrect medication being prescribed, or the wrong dosage being prescribed, the actions of a medical practitioner could be deemed negligent.

Common mistakes which could happen at a walk-in centre include:

  • Misdiagnosis
  • Incorrect medication being prescribed
  • Negligent treatment
  • Failure to refer

To discuss a case and to find out if you have a valid clinical negligence claim, please get in contact with Legal Expert today.

Private And NHS Walk-in Centres In Rotherham

You can visit a walk-in centre in Rotherham if you require immediate medical attention and care for a minor health issue, such as a sprain, strain or chest infection.

There are a number of walk-in centres in the Rotherham area, some of which stray into the neighbouring city of Sheffield too:

  • Montagu Hospital
  • Sheffield City Walk-In Centre
  • Royal Hallamshire Hospital
  • Doncaster Royal Infirmary

You can find the details of urgent care centres by using the NHS service search app.

When To Access An Urgent And Emergency Care Centre In Rotherham

Medical professionals who work in a Rotherham walk-in centre can deal with minor health issues you may suffer from. They are not able to deal with serious health concerns because they are not equipped to do so.

If you develop a serious illness or infection, or you suffer a severe injury, you must go to the Accident Emergency department of a hospital.

The minor injuries and ailments which medical practitioners are able to treat in a walk-in centre include:

  • Head injuries
  • Strains and sprains
  • Eye injuries/issues
  • Suspected broken bones/fractures
  • Cuts and grazes
  • Burns and scalds
  • Stings and bites
  • Ear and throat infections
  • Rashes, skin infections
  • Colds and coughs
  • Fever in both adults and children
  • Stomach issues/pain
  • Diarrhoea and vomiting
  • Contraception – emergency
  • Covid-19 testing

If a condition you were suffering from is made worse when treated in a walk-in centre, please call an adviser today and find out if you have grounds to sue for clinical negligence compensation.

Negligent Treatment For Minor Injuries

Licensed medical professionals who staff walk-in centres are able to treat and care for people who suffer minor health concerns. They are not equipped to deal with any sort of severe injury which can be dealt with at an Accident and Emergency department of a hospital.

If the person treating you makes a mistake when examining a minor injury, or they prescribe the wrong treatment plan and medication, your injury may become worse. As a result of their actions or inactions, it could take you a lot longer to recover.

For example, if you attend with a sprained wrist, you may receive treatment for that injury but proper investigations would have revealed it to be fractured.

Some medical errors which could be deemed negligence on the part of a medical practitioner include:

  • The misdiagnosis of a minor injury/condition
  • Prescribing incorrect medication
  • Prescribing the wrong dosage
  • Failure to refer

To speak to a Legal Expert adviser about claiming compensation if a minor injury was made worse when you were treated in a Rotherham walk-in centre, please get in touch today.

Negligent Treatment For Minor Infections

As with minor injuries which can be treated in a Rotherham walk-in centre, if you develop a minor infection, you can be examined and treated by a medical professional in one of these centres.

The sort of minor infections which can be dealt with in a Rotherham walk-in centre includes the following:

  • Ear infections
  • Throat infections
  • Minor cuts and wounds which have become infected

The medical errors which could occur when a medical practitioner is treating you for a minor infection in a walk-in centre include:

  • Not recognising how serious an infection is
  • Failure to prescribe the right medication, or making a mistake on the dosage
  • Failure to refer for more thorough investigations

If you can prove that a minor infection became worse after being treated in a Rotherham walk-in centre, please contact a member of the Legal Expert team to find out if you have grounds to sue for compensation.

Negligent Treatment For Sexual Healthcare

If you need emergency contraception, you can visit certain walk-in centres and be examined and treated by a medical practitioner who staffs this type of facility. The same is true if you contract a sexually transmitted infection (STI).

For most people who go along to walk-in centres for immediate care and treatment, the outcome is positive. However, there are times when mistakes are made which result in harm being caused to the people being treated.

The sort of medical errors which could occur when you visit a Rotherham walk-in centre, whether for emergency contraception or because you believe you contracted a sexually transmitted infection, are detailed below:

  • The misdiagnosis of a condition
  • Not recognising the serious symptoms associated with STIs like genital warts, chlamydia, herpes, or gonorrhoea
  • Failure to correctly diagnose HIV

If an STI is not diagnosed correctly, it could mean that the condition is passed on to other people. It could also mean the STI gets a lot worse and therefore, much harder to treat successfully in a timely manner. If the wrong antibiotics are prescribed, it could even result in genital disfiguration or infertility.

If your condition was misdiagnosed by the medical professional who examined you at a Rotherham walk-in centre, or you were not prescribed ‘a morning after pill’ when you went along to get emergency contraception, please contact Legal Expert today to find whether you could sue for compensation.

Negligent Medication Errors

As previously mentioned, you can visit a Rotherham walk-in centre if you need immediate care and attention for a minor health issue, and once you are examined by a medical practitioner, you would typically be prescribed and dispensed some type of medication to aid your recovery.

If an error occurs, the outcome can be serious, and could even result in a minor condition becoming something much worse and harder to treat.

For example, if you’re known to be allergic to codeine and your doctor prescribes medication that contains this, you could have an adverse reaction that causes lasting harm. Similarly, if you’re prescribed a dosage that’s too high, you could experience something akin to poisoning or toxicosis.

If you suffered harm because you were dispensed the wrong medication or the incorrect dosage, please get in touch with one of our advisers to find whether you could have grounds to seek clinical negligence compensation.

Rotherham Walk-In Centre Medical Negligence Compensation  Claims Calculator

The table we have included in our guide to seeking medical negligence compensation provides an idea of how much specific injuries are valued at. These are awarded to claimants in the form of general damages for the pain and suffering they were caused.

The figures provided are taken from the Judicial College Guidelines and do not include special damages which are awarded for the losses and expenses claimants incurred.

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Injury Severity Details General Damages Awarded (Judicial College Guidelines)
Health issue Deemed moderate Symptoms would include stomach pain, tiredness, nausea, or a fever. Recovery possible within a few weeks, or may take up to 2 years £3,710 to £8,950
Health issue Deemed severe Potentially life-threatening medical conditions £36,060 to £49,270
Health issue Deemed serious Dilapidating symptoms. Hospitalisation required. Recovery in several weeks or can take up to 2 years £8,950 to £18,020
Health issue Deemed minor Recovery within a few days or weeks Up to £3,710
Lost sexual function Compensation would factor in psychological impact Up to £139,210
Lost sexual function – impotence Male Compensation could factor in whether a man already has children £40,370 to £73,580
Sterility Male Claimant’s age and how life is impacted would be factored into the level of compensation awarded £52,620 to £66,970
Infertility Female Depression, anxiety, stress. pain and scarring would be taken into account £107,810 to £158,970
Delay in diagnosis of an ectopic pregnancy Female Severity and damage sustained would be taken into account £3,180 to £19,170

Special damages are awarded as a way to compensate claimants for the expenses and losses they were forced to deal with. You must provide proof for your financial losses, whether in the form of payslips and receipts.

The losses and expenses you may include in a clinical negligence claim could include the following:

  • Medical expenses – this includes the cost of any prescriptions, the cost of private treatment, therapy, and rehab, as well as other expenses not covered by the NHS
  • Care costs – can be claimed if you are unable to carry out daily chores at home during your recovery without assistance
  • Travel expenses – this includes parking fees or travel costs if you need to attend for treatment or to visit your solicitor
  • Loss of earnings – this covers the time you were off work recovering
  • Loss of future income – if the harm you were caused means you cannot carry on working
  • Vehicle and home adaptations
  • Any other expenses and losses linked to the harm you were caused

For a more accurate estimate on how much your clinical negligence claim could be worth, please contact a member of the Legal Expert team today.

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

You have the right to make a clinical negligence claim if a condition you were suffering from was made worse because a medical practitioner in a walk-in centre breached their duty of care towards you.

When contacting Legal Expert, a member of our team would assess your case in an initial consultation for which there is no charge. Should you decide not to pursue your claim, you would be under no obligation to do so. However, if you do agree to go ahead and your case is deemed valid, you would be offered No Win No Fee terms by a lawyer.

The option of working with a No Win No Fee lawyer is less risky and the benefits of doing so are numerous and include the following:

  • You do not have to pay a No Win No Fee solicitor an upfront fee
  • You would not have to pay any ongoing fees whether a final settlement is reached quickly, or it takes longer to agree
  • The only time you pay for the legal representation a No Win No Fee lawyer provides is when you receive medical negligence compensation, and the small amount – the success fee – is deducted from the money you are awarded
  • If you lose your case, you do not have to pay any fees to your solicitor

To discuss your claim with a member of the Legal Expert team, please get in touch today.

Our Team Is Here To Listen

To speak to a Legal Expert adviser about starting a clinical negligence claim and to find out whether your case is valid, please use the following ways to contact a member of the team:

  • Call an adviser on 0800 073 8804 – lines are open 7 days a week
  • Chat with an adviser on our online chat
  • Email us at info@legalexpert.co.uk
  • Fill out our online contact form

Related Resources

The link below takes you to our guide on working with a No Win No Fee solicitor:

A guide to No Win No Fee solicitors

The link below provides essential reading on the duty of care you are owed by medical practitioners:

Duty of Care explained

The link provided below offers more information on your patient rights:

Patient’s Rights and Responsibilities

The link below takes you to our guide on how to make a clinical or negligence claim:

A guide to clinical and medical negligence claims

Other Guides Available To Read

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