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

How Do I Claim For Walk-In Centre Medical Negligence In Telford?

Welcome to our guide on Telford walk-in clinic medical negligence. A walk-in centre is a medical clinic where patients can go to receive treatment for minor injuries and illnesses. Patients can go to walk-in centres without having booked a prior appointment, even if they are not registered with a local General Practitioner (GP). When patients are treated by nurses or doctors at a Telford walk-in centre, they are owed a duty of care. 

Therefore if a patient can prove that they have been injured, became ill or their pre-existing medical condition is made worse because of medical negligence, they may be eligible to claim Telford walk-in centre medical negligence compensation.

Telford walk-in clinic medical negligence

Telford walk-in clinic medical negligence

If you can prove that you’ve suffered an illness due to Telford walk-in centre clinical negligence, Legal Expert can help you claim the compensation that you deserve. We are a trusted personal injury solicitors firm and our expert solicitors have up to thirty years of experience making personal injury claims. Your solicitor will be able to value your claim accurately and will push to win you the maximum amount of compensation your claim could be worth.

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A Guide On Claims For Telford Walk-In Centre Medical Negligence

This guide has been written for people who have experienced medical negligence at a Telford walk-in medical centre, and are able to prove that a duty of care has been breached. 

In this guide, we will define what medical negligence is and look at ways that it can occur at a Telford NHS walk-in centre or walk-in doctors surgery in Telford town centre. We will also explain how to claim compensation for medical negligence and how using a solicitor to handle your claim could be more efficient and less stressful.

As mentioned above, a walk-in centre is a medical facility that patients can visit without booking a prior appointment to receive treatment for minor illnesses and injuries. Patients might visit a walk-in centre for the following reasons:

  1. They are not registered with a GP.
  2. Their GP surgery is closed.
  3. They need a same-day appointment and their GP surgery cannot offer one.

Nurses often staff walk-in centres, however, some also offer appointments with a GP or specialist services. The NHS manages most walk-in centres, but there are also private walk-in centres.

Specialist types of walk-in centres that are open to the public include Urgent Treatment Centres, often referred to as Urgent Care Centres. These are walk-in medical centres which treat people who have injuries or illnesses that are urgent but not serious enough to warrant treatment at a hospital Accident & Emergency department (A&E). 

Examples of injuries that could be treated at an Urgent Care Centre include a suspected broken bone. People are often referred to Urgent Treatment Centres by the NHS 111 helpline. Some hospitals also have a Minor Injuries Unit, such as Bridgnorth Community Hospital in Shropshire. These are units staffed by nurses that will treat patients with a minor injury to take the pressure off staff working in an A&E department.

We will now look in-depth at what medical negligence is and how it can occur at a Telford town centre walk-in clinic or a Telford hospital walk-in centre.

What Is Telford Walk-In Clinic Negligence?

Do doctors have a duty of care in the UK? Yes, healthcare workers such as doctors, nurses and dentists owe their patients a duty of care, which is to not cause any undue harm. If a doctor or nurse at a healthcare centre breaches their duty of care towards a patient, this is known as medical negligence.

To make a claim for Telford walk-in centre negligence, you will need to provide evidence that proves the following:

  1. You were a patient of the Telford walk-in medical centre and were therefore owed a duty of care.
  2. The medical practitioner that treated you breached their duty of care.
  3. As a result of the breach, you were caused undue harm.

Your solicitor will use your medical records and other claim related documents such as receipts for medication to prove that you have been harmed due to medical negligence. We strongly recommend that you keep any documents you have relating to your medical treatment or receipts for expenses relating to your injury. 

These documents can be used to support your Telford medical malpractice claim. If you can prove that a duty of care has been breached and wish to make a claim, your claim would be against the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, or the operator of the walk-in clinic if you were injured in a private facility.

To begin your claim, call Legal Expert today for your free, no-obligation consultation. If we can see that you are owed compensation after assessing your claim, one of our skilled lawyers will be assigned to work on your case as soon as possible.

NHS And Private Walk-In Clinics In Telford

These walk-in centres in Telford and walk-in centres near Telford are open to the general public.

  • Wrekin Community Clinic, a walk-in centre Telford town centre
    • Address: Euston House, Euston Way, Town Centre, Telford, Shropshire, TF3 4LY
  • Malinslee Healthcare Centre
    • Address: Church Rd, Telford TF3 2JZ
  • Dawley Medical Practices
    • Address: Webb House, King St, Telford TF4 2AA

If you wish to find an NHS walk-in centre near you, you can use this NHS service finder.

When Can You Access Walk-In Clinical Services?

Walk-in centres are used for the treatment of minor illnesses and injuries. This means injuries and illnesses that are serious enough to need medical treatment but do not require emergency treatment at an Accident & Emergency department.

Walk-in centres can treat the following medical conditions:

  • Soft tissue injuries such as sprains, strains.
  • Whiplash and other minor neck injuries or back injuries.
  • Head injuries where the patient has not lost consciousness.
  • Treatment of minor open wounds, for example, cleaning, putting dressings on or stitches on a deep cut, incision or a laceration.
  • Tetanus shots after animal bites that are not life-threatening.
  • Treatment for minor burns, insect stings and rashes.
  • Treatment for stomach problems that can cause nausea, diarrhoea and vomiting.
  • Emergency contraceptives.
  • Patients can have their blood pressure checked.

People suffering from medical emergencies including life-threatening conditions should call for an ambulance or go to a hospital A&E department immediately.

The following medical conditions also cannot be treated at a Telford NHS walk-in centre:

  • Treatment for someone who has consumed a toxic substance by accident or on purpose.
  • Treatment for someone who has overdosed on legal or illegal drugs.
  • Anaphylactic shock (a severe allergic reaction which is life-threatening).
  • Emergency treatment for a patient that is suffering from complications after surgery.
  • Treatment for a head injury where the patient has suffered a loss of consciousness.
  • GPs at walk-in centres cannot issue repeat prescriptions for a long term medical condition. You can go to the GP that you are registered with for this.
  • GPs at walk-in centres cannot provide patients with a doctor’s certificate. You can go to your GP about this.

We will now look at some examples of Telford walk-in centre medical negligence that can occur.

Minor Injury Care Errors

As we have explained, patients can visit a Telford walk-in medical centre to receive treatment for minor injuries. Even minor injuries need proper medical treatment or the patient can experience complications. For example, a patient might experience medical negligence if they have a piece of broken glass embedded under their skin. 

This will have to be removed by a nurse, and the patient’s wound will have to be cleaned and dressed. The patient may require stitches as well. If the nurse does not do this adequately, the wound can become infected. This infection could lead to further complications which may have been avoidable.

If you have experienced Telford walk-in centre clinical negligence when having a minor injury treated, and you can prove a breach in the duty of care, you may be owed compensation. 

Call Legal Expert today for free legal advice and an assessment of your case. If we can see that you are owed compensation we will provide you with a No Win No Fee solicitor to handle your case.

Minor Infection Care Errors

Patients may visit a Telford walk-in centre for treatment of a minor illness or infection. These can include a urinary tract infection (UTI), throat infection, chest infection or an ear infection. Some minor infections can worsen if they are not treated. For example, if there is a misdiagnosis of a chest infection such as bronchitis, the patient’s condition may worsen. As a result, they could develop pneumonia which can be life-threatening.

If you have suffered an illness or your pre-existing condition was worsened because of Telford walk-in centre medical malpractice you have eligibility to claim medical malpractice compensation for your injuries. 

Call Legal Expert today for your free claim assessment and if you can prove that you have grounds to claim compensation in relation to Telford walk-in clinic medical negligence, we could help.

Sexual Health Care Errors

OpenClinic is the sexual health services provider for Shropshire, Telford, Wreckin, Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire. They provide a range of sexual health-related services including appointments at their Telford and Wreckin based clinic. At the present time, they do not offer walk-in appointments. If you can prove you have been harmed by OpenClinic malpractice you may be eligible to claim medical negligence compensation for your injuries.

Similarly, you may have visited a walk-in centre in Telford to receive emergency contraception. If you received negligent pregnancy advice or negligent sexual health advice that led you to make a poor decision relating to your health, you may have grounds to claim clinical negligence compensation. 

Similarly, if you have suffered a misdiagnosis of a sexually transmitted infection (STI) which caused your condition to worsen over time, this too is a form of medical negligence on the part of the healthcare worker.

If you have been harmed because of Telford walk-in centre medical negligence when getting treatment for sexual health care, call Legal Expert today. If you have clear evidence in relation to a claim for Telford walk-in clinic medical negligence, we could provide you with a skilled solicitor to handle your compensation claim.

Medication Errors

When a doctor prescribes medication to a patient, it is imperative that the patient receives the correct dosage and type of medication, or this can have an adverse effect on their health. Unfortunately, in 2018 a study found that an estimated 237 million medication errors occur in the NHS in England every year and that avoidable adverse drug reactions (ADRs) could be a contributory factor to between 1,700 and 22,303 deaths a year.

A doctor may prescribe too high a dosage of medication which could cause a patient to suffer from a drug overdose. Similarly, if a doctor prescribes medication to a patient where the dosage is too low, it may not be enough to actually treat the illness. As a result, the patient’s medical condition may worsen over time. If a patient takes the wrong type of medication due to a prescription error, the patient could experience harmful side effects.

If you can prove that you have been harmed because a healthcare worker made a medication error or prescription error at a Telford walk-in medical centre, you may have eligibility to claim medical negligence compensation for your injuries. 

Call Legal Expert today to start your claims process for Telford walk-in centre negligence compensation.

Calculating Compensation For Negligence At A Walk-In Centre In Telford

If you have been injured because of Telford walk-in centre medical negligence, you may wish to claim compensation for your injuries. Some people use a clinical negligence claims calculator to estimate what amount of money their claim could be worth. However, these are not always accurate. 

We have created the table below to help you value your claim. The table is based on guidelines from the Judicial College’s recommendations for awarding compensation (the table does not include special damages).

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Type Of Injury Settlement Severity Of This Injury Notes On This Injury
Bladder Injury upto £132,040 Level B Loss of control and funciton of bowels.
Bowel Injury £11,820 to £22,970 Level E Penetrating wounds affecting the bowels. Normal function expected to return.
Reproductive System Injury – Male upto £132,04 Level C One of the most serious degrees of injury. The claimant is left sterile. Compensation which is awarded to the claimant will depend on the age of the claimant and and whether or not they have children.
Reproductive System Injury – Female £107,810 to £158,970 Level A One of the highest levels of injury to the female reproductive system. Infertility which may also causes the claimant to suffer from depression, pain and anxiety.
Reproductive System Injury – Female £31,950 to £95,850 Level B Injuries caused by the missed diagnosis of an ectopic pregnancy leading to infertility in the claimant.
Spleen Injury £19,510 to £24,680 Level A Spleen injuries which could also raise the risks of future infections related to this part of the body and the immune system.
Dislocated Thumb £3,710 to £6,360 Severe Severe thumb dislocation injuries.
Fractured Index Finger £8,550 to £11,480 Fracture Fractures of the index finger which have healed but which could reduce usability of the finger.
Toe Injury upto £9,010 Moderate More moderate injuries to the toe.

Alternatively, call our claims helpline to speak to an advisor who may be able to provide you with a personalised estimate for how much compensation you could claim.

If your Telford walk-in centre negligence claim is successful, your compensation package could consist of two parts: 

  • General damages – This would aim to compensate you for the physical and psychological effects of your injuries or illness. 
  • Special damages –   This would aim to reimburse you for any unforeseen costs you’ve paid out for due to your injuries or illness, and any potential out-of-pocket expenses you may have in the future.  st of any medical treatment you required.

Special damages can reimburse you for:

  • Medical expenses
  • Care expenses
  • Travel expenses
  • Loss of income

If you have suffered life-changing injuries you may also be able to claim special damages to reimburse you for the following:

  • Home and/or car adaptation expenses.
  • Funds to pay for mobility equipment.

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

If you can prove you have suffered an injury or illness because of clinical negligence at a Telford walk-in medical centre, Legal Expert could handle your compensation claim as a No Win No Fee case.

Using a No Win No Fee lawyer means you won’t have to pay any fees upfront. Instead, you will enter into a Conditional Fee Agreement (also known as a No Win No Fee agreement) with your solicitor, whereby you will only have to pay what is known as a small success fee, which is capped by law, if your case is successful. In the event that your case is not successful, you will not be charged any of your solicitors fees.

To begin your No Win No Fee medical negligence claim, call Legal Expert today to speak to an advisor about your case.

Get In Contact With A Medical Negligence Specialist

You’ve reached the end of our guide to Telford walk-in clinic medical negligence. If you wish to make a claim for Telford walk-in centre clinical negligence compensation, call Legal Expert today to speak to a claims advisor. If you have a valid reason to make a claim for compensation, we will provide you with a skilled solicitor to handle your case.

Why trust Legal Expert to manage your claim for medical malpractice compensation?

  • Our solicitors have up to thirty years of experience working on compensation claims.
  • We are a trusted law firm, with plenty of online reviews from satisfied clients.
  • We can handle your case as a No Win No Fee claim, so you will only have to pay your success fee if your claim is successful.

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Medical Negligence Resources

We hope you have found this guide to Telford walk-in clinic medical negligence useful. You may also find these guides helpful if you want to make a compensation claim for medical negligence.

NHS Walk-In Centre Medical Negligence

Telford Medical Negligence Solicitors – No Win No Fee Claims Guide

Telford Personal Injury Solicitors – No Win No Fee

Other Medical Negligence Claims You Can Read

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Edited by Cavanagh

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