Medical Malpractice and Urgent Care Centers
Urgent Care Centers and Walk-In Clinics were designed as a low-cost alternative to visiting the emergency room. But what if your treatment at one of these centers falls below the standard of care and your condition worsens causing permanent harm? This is considered medical malpractice in the state of Connecticut.
These clinics have been set up in communities, and even pharmacies, as a popular alternative to the ER. While some patients’ illnesses can be adequately treated, others require more specialized care. Failure to properly diagnose and refer the patient to an appropriate specialist, including the emergency room, could be medical malpractice if permanent injury resulted.
The same medical malpractice situations that can happen at a hospital are all present at a walk-in clinic: infections, misdiagnosis, physician errors, and medication errors.
If you or a loved one was treated at an urgent care or walk-in clinic and have a question about the level of care received that resulted in an injury, call our office immediately. There is usually a two year statute of limitations on cases like this, but there can be exceptions.