Slough Walk-In Centre Medical Negligence – No Win No Fee Claims
An NHS Slough walk-in centre is a medical clinic which patients can go to receive treatment for minor injuries and illnesses. Sometimes patients don’t have to be registered with a GP and don’t have to have booked a prior appointment in order to receive treatment. All medical practitioners whether at walk-in centres or GP surgeries owe their patients a duty of care, which means they have a duty to provide a certain standard of care to those patients they treat. Therefore if you have experienced Slough walk-in centre medical negligence which caused you to suffer an injury or illness, or your medical condition has been worsened as a result, you may be eligible for compensation.
To find out if you have legitimate grounds to claim for compensation, call Legal Expert today on 0800 073 8804 to speak to an advisor. We will be able to assess your situation and if we can see that you are owed compensation for your injuries, we can provide you with a knowledgeable medical negligence solicitor to handle your claim. Call us or fill out our online claims form to begin your claim today.
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- A Guide On Claims For Slough Walk-in Centre Medical Negligence
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- Minor Injuries Walk-In Centre Clinical Negligence
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We have created this guide for people who may have received substandard care because of medical negligence at a Slough walk-in centre. This guide is for people who live in or around the town of Slough in Berkshire, however, if you have experienced walk-in centre medical negligence at a walk-in centre near you elsewhere in the country, Legal Expert can provide you with a solicitor that covers your area.
What is a walk-in centre? An NHS walk-in centre sometimes referred to as an NHS walk-in clinic, is a medical clinic that patients can visit without having booked a prior appointment. NHS walk-in centres will treat minor injuries and illnesses, these are injuries and illnesses that are serious enough to require immediate medical treatment but not serious enough to warrant a trip to a hospital Accident & Emergency (A&E) department. A patient might go to a walk-in clinic because they are not registered with a GP, their GP is shut or they need a same-day appointment and their GP can’t offer them one.
Are there doctors at walk-in centres?
Most walk-in centres are staffed by nurses, but some walk-in centres also have access to GPs as well. Can you go to any NHS walk-in centre to treat every type of medical condition? Because there is usually a wait to be seen and receive treatment at a walk-in centre, it is not recommended that they are used by patients who are experiencing a medical emergency. Most walk-in centres are run by the NHS but there are also private walk-in clinics, which are only available to paying customers.
As well as standard walk-in centres, there are also other types of walk-in clinics that serve the public. These include the following:
- Urgent Treatment Centres, also known as an Urgent Care Centre. This is a clinic that patients can visit for treatment if they have an injury or illness that is serious but it is not life-threatening. For example, if the patient has a suspected broken bone.
- Minor Injury Units are units at hospitals which treat minor injuries. They are often put in place to take the pressure off hospital A&E departments which treat more serious injuries.
Medical practitioners such as doctors, nurses and dentists owe their patients a duty of care. This means that they are responsible for their wellbeing when they treat them. Medical negligence is when there is a breach of duty of care because the medical practitioner acted negligently or failed to act where necessary. Medical negligence is also referred to as clinical negligence or medical malpractice.
Examples of medical negligence can include a negligent misdiagnosis of a patient’s illness so they receive the wrong medical treatment, or a nurse failing to remove a foreign body correctly from a patient’s wound.
If you have been harmed because of medical negligence at a Slough walk-in centre, you may be eligible to claim for compensation. To make a successful claim for medical negligence, your solicitor will have to prove the following:
- That you were a patient of the medical practitioner that treated you, therefore they owed you a duty of care.
- That there was a breach of duty of care on the part of the medical practitioner.
- That as a result of this negligence you became ill, were injured or your pre-existing medical condition was made worse.
If you have experienced medical negligence which resulted in your suffering ill health or your existing medical condition became worse as a result; you may be eligible to claim medical negligence compensation for your injuries. Call Legal Expert today and if we believe we can recover a walk-in centre medical negligence compensation payout for you, our medical negligence solicitor will be assigned to work on your claim.
These NHS Slough walk-in centres are open to the public:
Slough NHS Walk-In Centre
Also referred to Walk-in Centre At Upton Hospital
Upton Hospital, Slough SL1 2BJ
Tel: 0300 024 0001
Is Slough walk-in centre open? It was reported in the local press in April 2020 that Slough Walk-in Centre had temporarily closed due to the coronavirus epidemic. We recommend that you call ahead before visiting the centre.
This private clinic is also available in Slough:
9 Villiers Rd, Slough SL2 1NW
Tel: 020 3794 6697
You can use an NHS medical centre such a Slough walk-in centre or minor injury unit when you have a minor illness or minor injury. Here are some examples of injuries and illnesses that could potentially be treated at a walk-in centre:
- The cleaning, dressing and stitching of open wounds such as cuts and lacerations.
- Aftercare treatment appointments for wounds. For example, getting a dressing changed on an open wound.
- Treatment for stomach illnesses involving vomiting, diarrhoea and/or nausea.
- Care for minor burns.
- Care for people with a rash.
- Treatment after an animal bite or insect sting.
- Free blood pressure checks.
Can you go to any NHS walk-in centre with any type of medical condition?
No. People suffering from the following medical conditions cannot be treated at a walk-in centre:
- Getting a repeat prescription (your GP should do this for you).
- A serious injury caused by being involved in a car accident.
- The issuing of a doctor’s certificate.
- Treatment for an anaphylactic shock (a severe allergic reaction which is life-threatening).
- Emergency treatment for someone who is experiencing complications following an operation.
- Treatment for someone who has taken a drug overdose.
- Medical care for someone who drank chemicals by accident.
- Medical care for someone who has suffered a traumatic head injury, where they became unconscious.
We will now look at common ways that walk-in clinical negligence can occur in more detail.
A minor injury is an injury which is serious enough to require treatment from a qualified healthcare worker but is not serious enough to require emergency treatment at a hospital A&E department.
Medical negligence can take on many forms as we have previously discussed. For example, if the patient has a wound with broken glass in it and the nurse leaves a piece of broken glass in the wound before stitching it up, this can cause infections and further injuries. In another situation, a patient may have a broken bone but is not referred on to the hospital for further tests.
If you have experienced medical negligence in a Slough walk-in centre you may be eligible for compensation. Call Legal Expert to speak to an advisor today for your free assessment. If you are owed compensation for your injuries, we could provide you with a medical negligence solicitor to handle your claim.
A minor infection is an infection that is serious and needs medical treatment but does not warrant a trip to a hospital Accident & Emergency department. Examples of minor illnesses and minor infections can include chest infections, ear infections, throat infections and urinary tract infections.
Unfortunately, some minor infections can become serious illnesses with harmful consequences if they are not treated properly. For example, a urinary tract infection (UTI) can spread to the bladder and sometimes to the kidneys. A kidney infection can result in damage to the kidneys. Therefore if a doctor misdiagnoses a urinary tract infection or fails to treat it properly the patient’s kidneys could be permanently harmed. It is important to note that not all walk-in centres will have a doctor present always best to check before you leave. As a nurse may not be qualified to diagnose or treat infections.
Call Legal Expert today for your no-obligation assessment. If we can see you are owed compensation, we will see that you are provided with a skilled medical negligence solicitor to handle your claim.
Is there an STD walk-in clinic in Slough? The Garden Clinic at Upton Hospital offers sexual health services but requires that patients make online bookings for appointments.
Sexual health clinics can offer family planning services such as emergency contraception. They can also diagnose and treat sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and offer emergency treatment a patient has been exposed to HIV. What type of medical negligence could occur; a doctor may fail to diagnose a patient’s STI. If STIs go untreated this can have harmful results such as infertility. The patient can also give others the infection if they do not know that they are carrying it.
Similarly, a patient that has been exposed to the HIV virus can have a post-exposure prophylaxis treatment within 72 hours of their exposure, to prevent them from developing HIV. If the treatment is delayed beyond this point the treatment may not work meaning that the patient will develop the deadly disease.
If you have received negligent treatment for a sexually transmitted infection or negligent pregnancy advice at a sexual health clinic in Slough, you may be eligible to claim medical negligence compensation. Call Legal Expert to speak to a claims advisor and if we can judge that you have eligibility for compensation, we will assign a solicitor to handle your claim.
Walk-in centre clinical negligence can occur if a doctor makes a prescription error or a medication error. It is imperative that doctors not only prescribe the correct type of medication to their patients but also prescribe them the correct amount. Failure to do so can result in the patient becoming ill, or their condition worsens over time.
Here are some examples of prescription errors that a doctor can make due to medical negligence:
- A doctor can prescribe a dosage of medication that is too high, which could cause the patient to suffer a drug overdose. In extreme cases, the patient may go into a coma.
- A doctor can prescribe a dosage of medication that is too low. This low dosage of medication may prove ineffective and the patient’s condition illness or injury may not improve or may worsen over time.
- The doctor can prescribe the wrong medication to the patient, which can have a harmful effect.
Similarly, a nurse might make a medication error by administering the wrong type of medication to a patient.
If you have been harmed because of a medication error or prescription error at a walk-in centre, you may be eligible to claim for compensation for your injuries. Call Legal Expert’s helpline today to speak to an advisor about your injuries. Call our advisors today. Through a free consultation of no obligation, you can have any questions answered.
If you want to make a No Win No Fee claim for a Slough walk-in centre negligence, you may be eager to learn how much compensation you could be eligible to claim. Some people use an online medical negligence claims calculator to estimate the amount of compensation they could be owed. However, we do not recommend doing this because they are not always accurate. Instead, we recommend that you consult the table below to estimate how much compensation you may be owed. The amounts of money are based on guidelines from the Judicial College. The table does not include any special damages you may be entitled to receive.
|Injury And Severity||Possible Settlement||Comments|
|Bladder Injuries - Level B||Max of £132,040||Loss of bowel function and control.|
|Bowel Injuries - Level E||£11,820 - £22,970||Wounds penetrating the bowels. Normal function will return.|
|Male Reproductive System Injury - Level C||Max of £132,04||One of the highest levels of injury, this will cause sterility in the claimant. Compensation awarded depends on the claimants age and whether they have children or not.|
|Female Reproductive System Injury Level A||£107,810 - £158,970||Infertility in a woman which also causes people to suffer depression, pain and anxiety.|
|Female Reproductive System Injury - Level B||£31,950 - £95,850||Cases where the diagnosis of an ectopic pregnancy is missed and which results in the claimant being infertile as well as having other health concerns.|
|Spleen Injury - Level A||£19,510 - £24,680||Injuries of the spleen which raise the risk of contracting an internal infection, possibly affecting the immune system.|
|Dislocated Thumb - Severe||£3,710 - £6,360||Severe types of dislocation injuries.|
|Fractured Index Finger - Fracture||£8,550 - £11,480||Whilst the fractured finger will have healed, the ability to use it could be reduced.|
|Toe Injuries - Moderate||Max of £9,010||Simple and moderate levels of injury.|
Alternatively, please feel free to call Legal Expert today to speak to an advisor who will be happy to give you a personalised estimate of how much compensation you may be owed.
If your claim for clinical negligence compensation is successful, you will receive two heads of claim. The first will be general damages which will be paid out to compensate you for the pain, suffering and loss of one’s amenity. The second head of claim is special damages. These are paid out to claimants to reimburse them for any expenses incurred as a result of being injured.
- Reimbursement for loss of one’s income.
- Medical treatment expenses.
- Personal care expenses.
- Travel expenses.
In situations where the claimant has suffered life-changing injuries, they may also be able to claim for the following:
- Mobility equipment expenses.
- Home adaptation expenses.
- Rehabilitation expenses.
- Car adaptation expenses.
To start your compensation claim, call Legal Expert’s helpline today to speak to an advisor. We will also be able to estimate how much compensation you could be owed for your injuries.
If you have been injured, made ill or your pre-existing medical condition has become worse because of medical negligence at a Slough walk-in centre, trust Legal Expert to handle your case. If you make a No Win No Fee claim, you will not have to pay an upfront solicitors fee. How do these sorts of claims work? The client and the solicitor enter into a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA). They agree that the claimant will only have to pay their solicitors fee (known here as a success fee) if they win their claim. The success fee is deducted from the compensation package at a rate that is capped.
There is less financial risk involved in making a No Win No Fee claim. For many of our clients, it is a less stressful option. What’s more, claimants do not need to pay their solicitors’ fee up front, so it is the more affordable choice for many.
If you are interested in making a medical negligence claim on a No Win No Fee basis, Legal Expert’s advisors will be happy to answer any questions you might have. Speak to us today to begin your No Win No Fee compensation claim.
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- Call our claims helpline on 0800 073 8804.
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We hope this guide to making a claim for Slough walk-in centre clinical negligence has been helpful. You may wish to learn more about clinical negligence claims by having a look at these online guides.
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