Urgent Care Center and Walk-In Center Negligence
Urgent care centers were developed as a lower-cost alternative to emergency room care. These health care facilities provide treatment on a non-appointment basis for people who need medical attention, but aren't suffering life-threatening medical emergencies.
Walk-in centers range from facilities staffed by a physician who can prescribe medications, set broken bones and stitch up lacerations to clinics located inside pharmacies with a nurse practitioner or physician's assistant who can prescribe medications to treat strep throat and other minor ailments.
Unfortunately, cost savings is typically the primary reason for establishing these facilities. Low staff and high volume may make them a good business model. But what about quality of care?
What happens if your "minor" ailment rapidly develops into a medical emergency? Will a walk-in center have the staff and capabilities to help you?
Medical Negligence at Walk-In Centers
Many of the same types of medical negligence happen at walk-in centers as at hospitals and clinics: doctor errors, medication errors, infection control issues, misdiagnoses and failure to diagnose health problems.
If you or a member of your family was seriously injured because of medical malpractice at a walk-in center or urgent care facility, we would like to speak with you.
Please contact the attorneys at Koskoff Koskoff & Bieder, PC, to arrange a free consultation and case evaluation. From offices in Bridgeport, Danbury and New Haven, Connecticut, our medical malpractice lawyers represent clients injured by doctor mistakes and walk-in center negligence throughout the state.