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

Stockport Walk-In Centre Medical Negligence, How Much Can I Claim?

You could be entitled to compensation if you were harmed when visiting a walk-in centre in the Stockport area. However, you would have to prove that your health issue was made worse by the medical practitioner who treated you in order to make a Stockport walk-in centre medical negligence claim.

Stockport walk-in-centre medical negligence claims guide

Stockport walk-in-centre medical negligence claims guide

Our guide to seeking clinical negligence compensation offers essential advice on your legal rights and the claims process. We explain how you could be harmed because a minor injury was either misdiagnosed, treated incorrectly, or because you were prescribed the wrong medication.

Our guide also provides information on the type of injuries, infections, and illnesses that medical professionals can treat at walk-in centres, and those which cannot.

We provide information on how once your case has been thoroughly assessed, you could be offered No Win No Fee terms by a solicitor who agrees to represent you. We explain the benefits of signing such an agreement and how this type of legal contract works.

To find out more on how to make a medical negligence claim against a Stockport walk-in centre, please continue reading our guide. If you have any queries regarding this type of claim, please do not hesitate in contacting Legal Expert on the following telephone number 0800 073 8804.

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A Guide To Stockport Walk-In Centre Clinical Negligence Claims

If you visited a Stockport walk-in centre for treatment of a minor health issue, and the condition was made worse through the negligence of the person who treated you, it could mean you have grounds to sue for compensation.

Our guide explains how you could be harmed through the actions or inactions of a medical professional when they are treating you. We offer advice on the sort of health issues that can be treated in a walk-in centre in Stockport, and when you would need to visit either an Urgent Treatment Centre or the Accident and Emergency department of a hospital.

We provide information on the duty of care all medical professionals owe their patients in the UK, and we cover your rights as a patient. Our guide goes into how a breach of this duty of care which results in a minor condition being made worse, could constitute medical negligence on the part of the person who treated you in a Stockport walk-in centre.

We also offer information on how you could choose to work with a No Win No Fee lawyer rather than opting to represent yourself. We explain how a No Win No Fee agreement works when seeking clinical negligence compensation.

We have also included a table that provides information on the level of compensation specific injuries could receive with the amounts being paid out in general damages as set out in the Judicial College Guidelines. We also explain how you could claim back your losses and expenses which would be compensated as special damages in a successful clinical negligence claim.

If you would like to discuss your case with a member of the Legal Expert team, please get in touch today.

What Is Stockport Walk-In Centre Clinical Negligence?

All patients are owed a duty of care by licensed medical practitioners in the UK. This applies to those employed by the NHS and anyone who works in the private healthcare sector. This duty is to provide the standard of care expected of their profession and not to cause any harm that may otherwise have been avoided.

If a minor injury, infection, or illness was incorrectly diagnosed when you visited a Stockport walk-in centre, or you have been prescribed the wrong sort of medication or dosage, a minor health concern could turn into something a lot more serious.

Should this occur, the actions or the inactions of a medical practitioner could be deemed negligent if they breached their duty of care towards you. Some of the mistakes which could occur in a Stockport walk-in centre are:

  • The misdiagnosis of a minor health concern
  • Prescribing incorrect medication, or the wrong dosage
  • Failure to refer for further treatment or tests

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

NHS Walk-in Centres In Stockport

You can visit a walk-in centre in Stockport if you require immediate treatment for a minor health issue whether this is a minor injury, ailment, or infection. You can also receive treatment for an STD, or if you need emergency contraception.

Some walk-in centres in the Stockport area include:

  • Hawthorne Medical Centre
  • Mastercall Healthcare
  • Trafford Walk-in Centre

When Can You Visit A Walk-In Centre Or Clinic?

You can visit a walk-in centre if you need immediate medical attention for any sort of minor health concern, whether you sustained an injury, developed an infection, or you’re suffering from an illness.

For anything more serious, you could have to go along to the Accident Emergency Department of a local hospital.

The health concerns which can be dealt with by medical practitioners in a Stockport walk-in centre includes:

  • Minor injuries to your head
  • Sprains and strains
  • Suspected fractures and broken bones
  • Minor injuries to your eye
  • Minor grazes and cuts
  • Minor scalds and burns
  • Bites and stings
  • Ear and throat infections
  • Rashes
  • Skin infections
  • Coughs and colds
  • Fever (both in adults and children)
  • Stomach pain
  • Sickness and diarrhoea
  • Emergency contraception
  • Covid-19 testing

If you’ve attended a walk-in centre with any of the injuries listed above and it subsequently worsened, you should speak to us about your case to see if negligence was a factor. Get in touch on the number at the top of this page to learn more.

Minor Injury Negligence At A Walk-In Clinic In Stockport

A nurse or a doctor in a Stockport walk-in centre is able to treat any sort of minor injury you may have sustained, and while in the majority of cases, the treatment and care provided is beyond reproach, there are times when an error occurs.

The type of mistakes that a medical professional could make includes:

  • Misdiagnosing a condition or the seriousness of an injury
  • Prescribing the incorrect medication/dosage
  • Failing to refer a patient for specialist treatment or further tests

If you have evidence that a minor injury was made worse when you visited a Stockport walk-in centre, please get in touch with a member of the Legal Expert team to find out whether you could seek clinical negligence compensation.

Minor Illness Negligence At A Walk-In Clinic In Stockport

Medical professionals in walk-in centres are able to deal with minor infections, like chest infections. Anything more serious would need to be treated at the Accident and Emergency department of a hospital.

The sort of infections that a nurse or doctor can treat in a walk-in centre includes:

  • Minor ear infections
  • Minor throat infections
  • Chest infections
  • Cuts and other wounds which have become infected

If an error is made when treating an infection in a Stockport walk-in centre, what was a minor issue could turn more serious and therefore harder to treat. The sort of mistakes that could occur include:

  • A failure to spot the seriousness of an infection
  • Prescribing the wrong medication/dosage
  • Failing to refer the patient for more treatment

To find out if you have a valid Stockport walk-in centre clinical negligence claim, please get in touch with Legal Expert today.

Sexual Healthcare Negligence At A Walk-In Clinic In Stockport

Medical practitioners in a Stockport walk-in centre are equipped to treat people who have contracted a sexually transmitted infection (STI). They are also able to prescribe emergency contraception to people when required.

While most patients who visit a walk-in centre for necessary treatment, or the ‘morning after pill’ enjoy successful outcomes, there are times when errors are made which includes when the following occurs:

  • A condition is misdiagnosed whether this is an STI or the need for emergency contraception
  • Conditions like chlamydia, gonorrhoea, herpes, or genital warts are not spotted
  • A failure to recognise a patient is suffering from conditions such as hepatitis or HIV

A failure to correctly diagnose a sexually transmitted disease could see a condition becoming a lot worse, and if the wrong type of antibiotics is prescribed, it could even result in infertility or genital disfiguration.

If an STI is not diagnosed as soon as it should be, a condition could be that much harder to treat successfully, and other people could contract the disease. In short, the spread of a sexually transmitted infection is not halted.

If your condition is misdiagnosed when you are treated in a Stockport walk-in centre, or a medical practitioner fails in their duty towards you when prescribing emergency contraception, please speak to a Legal Expert adviser to find out whether your case for compensation is valid.

Medication Negligence At A Walk-In Clinic In Stockport

As previously mentioned, all medical practitioners in the UK owe you a duty of care and this includes when they prescribe or dispense any medication. If a prescription error is made when you are treated in a walk-in centre, you may find that what was a minor health issue is made a lot worse because it develops into a more serious health concern.

If you were prescribed or dispensed the wrong medication, or the dosage was incorrect, and as a consequence, a condition you were suffering from was made worse or not treated at all, you could have grounds to make a clinical negligence claim.

The same is true if you’re prescribed medication that you’re known to be allergic to that goes on to make you ill.

If you are unsure as to whether you have a valid negligence claim after being dispensed the wrong medication in a walk-in centre, please get in touch with Legal Expert today.

Calculating Amounts Of Stockport Walk-In Centre Medical Negligence Compensation

Our guide includes a table that provides an idea of the level of general damages which can be paid out to compensate an injured party for the pain and suffering they had to endure.

The amounts provided in our table are taken from the Judicial College Guidelines and do not include any money which could be awarded for the losses and expenses you may have incurred because of the negligence.

These would be awarded as special damages as explained in the paragraph below the compensation table.

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Type of injury/harm Compensation based on Judicial College Guidelines (general damages) Notes
Loss of sexual function, complete impotence (males) Around £139,210 Amount awarded would factor in claimants age and the psychological damage suffered
Loss of sexual function, complete impotence (males) £40,370 to £73,580 Compensation would factor in whether claimants are middle aged men with children and whether permanent damage is evident
Sterility (males) £52,620 to £66,970 No aggravating feature or impotence
Injury or disease which results in infertility (females) £107,810 to £158,970 Scarring, anxiety, pain and depression would be taken into account
Misdiagnosis of an ectopic pregnancy resulting in infertility £31,950 to £95,850 Some complications evident which would affect the level of compensation awarded
Delay in diagnosis of an ectopic pregnancy £3,180 to £19,170 Amount awarded would factor in any complications
Non-traumatic injury £36,060 to £49,270 Toxicosis (severe)
Non-traumatic injury £8,950 to £18,020 Symptoms are shortlived
Non-traumatic injury £3,710 to £8,950 Bowel function negatively impacted. Recovery in 1 to 2 years
Non-traumatic injury Up to £3,710 Pain, diarrhoea and cramping over several days or weeks

Special damages are awarded to injured parties to compensate them for the losses and expenses they incurred through no fault of their own. You must provide evidence of any expenses and losses whether in the form of receipts or other relevant documentation such as payslips.

The losses you could claim back in special damages could include:

  • Travel expenses – this covers the cost of getting there and back to any places you attend for treatment following the incident, as well as trips to visit your lawyer or medical experts as part of your claim. You could also include any parking fees you incurred
  • Medical expenses – this covers the cost of prescriptions, private therapy/treatment/rehabilitation, and any other medical costs not covered by the NHS
  • Loss of earnings – for the time you were off work
  • Loss of future income – if you are unable to carry on working
  • Home adaptations
  • Vehicle adaptations
  • Care costs – this covers the cost of having assistance with daily tasks at home while you recover

For a more accurate idea of how much your Stockport walk-in centre clinical negligence claim could be worth and what you could include, please get in touch with a Legal Expert adviser today.

Funding A No Win No Fee Stockport Walk-In Centre Claim

If you can prove that a minor health concern was made worse when a medical practitioner treated you in a Stockport walk-in centre, you could be entitled to seek compensation. When contacting a member of the Legal Expert team, you would be offered an initial consultation which is free of charge, and you would not have to pursue a claim if you decide against doing so.

This first consultation allows one of our experts the chance to assess your case, and once it is established you have a valid medical negligence claim, you would typically be offered No Win No Fee terms.

This means the worry of funding a clinical negligence claim is no longer an issue. The reason is that when you sign a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA) with a lawyer, they agree to only be paid if you receive compensation.

The benefits of working with a No Win No Fee lawyer are numerous, and include:

  • There would be no upfront fee (retainer)
  • There would be no ongoing fees as the clinical negligence claim progresses, no matter how long the case goes on for
  • The only time you pay your solicitor a fee (this is a small percentage set out in the CFA), is when you are awarded clinical negligence compensation, and the amount is deducted from the money you receive with the balance being paid to you
  • If you lose your case there would be nothing to pay because the No Win No Fee lawyer agreed to these terms when signing the agreement

You have other options of seeking medical negligence compensation. These are:

  • Represent yourself – this can be risky due to the fact that medical negligence claims can prove challenging especially when it comes to establishing there has been a breach of duty of care when treating you. Then there is the legal process that must be followed. This includes respecting pre-action protocols and time limits associated with medical negligence claims
  • Work with a solicitor who does not offer claimants No Win No Fee terms. This could prove expensive. The reason being you would have to pay the solicitor who acts on your behalf a retainer (upfront fee), and there would be ongoing fees to find as well as your case progresses.

For more information, or if you have further questions regarding No Win No Fee agreements, please get in touch today.

Our Team Is Here To Listen

If you have any further questions or queries in relation to pursuing a Stockport walk-in centre medical negligence claim, please contact our advisers. If you are ready to start your claim, you can contact a member of the Legal Expert team in the following ways:

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

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To find out more on the ‘duty of care’ medical practitioners in the UK owe you, please follow the link provided:

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We appreciate you checking out our guide to Stockport walk-in centre medical negligence and what to do if you fall victim to it.

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