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Warrington Walk-In Centre Medical Negligence Claims

By Danielle Jordan. Last updated 20th April 2023. If when visiting a Warrington walk-in centre a minor health issue was made worse, you could have grounds to sue for compensation if you can prove it was the fault of the practitioners treating you. To find out whether you have a valid Warrington walk-in centre negligence claim, our guide provides essential advice on what the process entails.

Warrington walk-in centre medical negligence claims guide

Warrington walk-in centre medical negligence claims guide

Our guide to seeking clinical negligence compensation if a minor health concern was made worse when you visited a Warrington walk-in centre, provides advice on what constitutes medical negligence.

We explain how all medical professionals in the UK owe their patients a duty of care, and if this is breached, it could be grounds to sue for compensation.

If you believe a minor health issue was made worse through the negligence of the medical professional who treated you in a Warrington walk-in centre, please continue reading our guide.

If you have any questions about proving clinical negligence and would like to know if you have a valid case, or if you’d like to proceed with a claim, please call Legal Expert on 0800 073 8804.

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  1. What Is Clinical Negligence By A Warrington Walk-in Centre?
  2. Minor Injury Care Negligence At A Walk-in Centre
  3. Claiming For A Minor Infection Due To Negligence
  4. Sexual Health Care Negligence At A Walk-in Centre
  5. Wrong Prescription And Medication Negligence At A Walk-in Centre
  6. Calculating Claims For Warrington Walk-In Centre Clinical Negligence
  7. No Win No Fee Warrington Walk-In Centre Clinical Negligence Claims

What Is Clinical Negligence By A Warrington Walk-in Centre?

You are owed a duty of care when treated by a medical practitioner in a Warrington walk-in centre to receive a good standard of practice and care. This duty of care applies to nurses, doctors, GPs, dentists, and any other licensed medical professional, whether they work in the private sector or for the NHS.

If you can prove the treatment or care you received made a condition you were suffering from worse, you could have grounds to sue for compensation.

The sort of medical errors which could occur in a walk-in centre in Warrington could include the following:

  • The misdiagnosis of a minor health issue or injury
  • Failing to prescribe the right sort of medication
  • Getting the dosage of a medication wrong
  • Failure to refer

To find out whether you have a valid case for clinical negligence compensation having been treated in a Warrington walk-in centre, please contact Legal Expert today.

How Long Do I Have To Claim For Medical Negligence

In addition to proving unnecessary harm occurred due to a breach of duty of care, claims for medical negligence must also be started within the relevant limitation period. Generally, you will have three years to start a claim from the date medical negligence occurred. Alternatively, you will have three years to start a claim from the date of knowledge. This is the date you first reasonably realised that the harm you experienced was caused by negligence.

However, for certain medical negligence compensation claims, there are exceptions to this time limit. This includes claims being made for:

  • Those who lack the mental capacity to make a claim for themself. In these cases, the time limit is suspended indefinitely. During this time, a court-appointed litigation friend could make a claim on their behalf. However, if the injured party regains this capacity, and a claim has not already been made, they will have three years from that date to start a claim.
  • Those under the age of 18. The time limit is paused until their 18th birthday. Before this point, a litigation friend could make a claim on their behalf. Once they turn 18, they will have 3 years to start their claim.

If you would like to know whether you have enough time to start your claim, contact our advisors. They could also help answer questions such as ‘Can a solicitor work on the basis of No Win No Fee for medical negligence claims?’

Minor Injury Care Negligence At A Walk-in Centre

Anyone who suffers a minor injury can go along to a Warrington walk-in centre to receive immediate medical attention, and in most instances the outcomes are successful. However, mistakes can be made and, as a consequence, a simple minor injury can quickly become something a lot more serious.

The type of mistakes that could be made include the following:

  • Misdiagnosing an injury. For example, if you attend with an injured wrist and you’re diagnosed with a sprain when in fact it’s broken.
  • Prescribing incorrect medication or getting the dosage wrong
  • Failing to refer

To speak to one of our advisers on how to go about proving clinical negligence, please contact Legal Expert today.

Claiming For A Minor Infection Due To Negligence

Medical practitioners in a Warrington walk-in centre can treat minor health issues or infections that require immediate attention. It could be that a condition like an ear infection or a throat complaint is concerning, or a wound may have become infected which needs requires medical attention as soon as possible.

However, mistakes could happen and as a result, a person may suffer. The sort of mistakes which could occur when you are treated for a minor infection in a Warrington walk-in centre are detailed below:

  • Failing to recognise the seriousness of an infection
  • Prescribing incorrect dosage or medication
  • A failure to refer
  • Misdiagnosing a condition

If an infection was made worse when you were treated in a Warrington walk-in centre, and you can prove it was through the negligence of the person who treated you, please get in touch with an adviser to find out if you have a valid case for seeking clinical negligence compensation.

Sexual Health Care Negligence At A Walk-in Centre

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) can be treated in a Warrington walk-in centre. If you need emergency contraception, a medical practitioner in a walk-in centre can attend to your needs. However, if an error is made and as a consequence, you suffer harm, you may have grounds to seek compensation by filing a clinical negligence claim.

A medical professional could be in breach of their duty of care towards you if the following errors are made:

  • A condition was wrongly diagnosed
  • Symptoms associated with an STI were not spotted
  • Conditions like genital warts, gonorrhoea, herpes, or chlamydia were not diagnosed
  • Failing to diagnose the symptoms of HIV

To speak to one of our expert advisers and a medical negligence claim, please get in touch today.

Wrong Prescription And Medication Negligence At A Walk-in Centre

Anyone who needs immediate medical attention can visit a Warrington walk-in centre. When you go to a walk-in centre to be treated for a minor injury, infection, or illness, your condition must be correctly diagnosed.

The right medication and dosage should then be prescribed. If a medical practitioner makes a mistake in prescribing the wrong medication, or they get the dosage wrong, the consequences can be serious.

Should your condition worsen, you could have grounds to sue for clinical negligence compensation if you can prove it was because of the failings of the centre. To find out whether you have a valid claim for negligence having been prescribed the wrong medication or dosage, please get in touch with a member of our team who would advise you on whether you can file a clinical negligence claim.

Calculating Claims For Warrington Walk-In Centre Clinical Negligence

Our guide to claiming compensation for harm caused when treated in a Warrington walk-in centre includes a table indicating the amount you could be awarded in general damages. This form of compensation, or head of claim, is paid out to compensate claimants for the physical harm and psychological suffering they were caused through clinical negligence.

The amounts in our table are taken from the Judicial College Guidelines and do not include special damages which you could also include in a medical negligence claim.

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Injury Average amounts awarded in general damages taken from Judicial College Guidelines Notes
Infertility (Women) £114,900 to £170,280 May reflect conditions like depression, anxiety, stress. pain and scarring
Infertility (Women) £43,010 to £102,100 May reflect complications experienced due injury (misdiagnosis of an ectopic pregnancy)
Delayed diagnosis of ectopic pregnancy £3,390 to £20,430 May reflect severity and damage sustained
Loss of sexual function/total impotence (men) £114,900 to £148,320 May reflect psychological impact of damage
Loss of sexual function/total impotence (men) £17,960 to £36,740 May reflect whether claimant already has children
Sterility (Men) £56,080 – £71,350 Reflects cases without aggravating factors and involving a young man without children
Toxicosis (severe) £38,430 to £52,500 May reflect severity of injury
Damage to bowel function caused by toxicity £3,950 to £9,540 Full recovery in one to two years
Damage that results in diarrhoea, cramps and pain lasting days to weeks £910 to £3,950 May reflect severity of injury

On top of general damages, you could claim back your financial losses and expenses. These are awarded in the form of special damages. You must provide evidence of these losses and expenses if you include them in a clinical negligence claim.

The sort of expenditure and losses which you could claim back in special damages are listed below:

  • The loss of earnings you had to cope with during the time you were unable to work
  • The loss of future earnings if the harm you were caused meant you could not carry on working
  • Care costs should you need help with chores in the home while you recover
  • Travel expenses which cover things like parking fees, the cost of getting to a medical facility whether you go there and back by train, bus, taxi, or car
  • Medical expenses which cover things like private treatment (not covered by the NHS) and prescription costs
  • Vehicle adaptations
  • Home adaptations
  • Any other financial losses and expenditure you can directly link to the harm you were caused when treated in a Warrington walk-in centre through negligence

To discuss a medical negligence claim with an expert adviser who is ready to answer any questions or queries you may have, please get in touch with Legal Expert today.

No Win No Fee Warrington Walk-In Centre Clinical Negligence Claims

When you get in touch with a member of the Legal Expert team, you would be offered an initial consultation for which there would be no charge. You would be under no obligation to continue with a Warrington walk-in centre clinical negligence claim if you choose not to.

This first consultation allows a member of the team to assess your case and to establish that you have grounds to sue for compensation. When you agree to the terms of a No Win No Fee agreement, it means the solicitor would act on your behalf without requesting that you pay any fees whether upfront or ongoing.

The only time you pay for the legal services provided is when you are awarded clinical negligence compensation. You would pay something called a success fee, which would be deducted from the amount awarded.

Should your claim be unsuccessful, because you signed a No Win No Fee agreement, there would be nothing to pay the lawyer who represented you.

For more information on how Conditional Fee Agreements work, please speak to Legal Expert today.

Get In Touch With Our Team

If you suffered harm due to negligence when treated in a Warrington walk-in centre and you would like to discuss your case with a member of our team, you can contact Legal Expert in the following ways:

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To find out more on how a No Win No Fee lawyer could assist you, please read our guide by clicking on link below:

A guide to No Win No Fee solicitors

For more information on making a clinical/medical negligence claim, please read our guide by following the link provided:

A guide to clinical and medical negligence claims

If you would like more information on the duty of care licensed medical professionals owe patients, please click on the link below:

Duty of Care explained

For more information on patient’s rights in the UK, please follow the link provided:

Patient’s Rights and Responsibilities

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