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

You may have grounds to make a claim following an incident of Eastbourne walk-in centre medical negligence if you can prove that your condition worsened because of the treatment you did or ought to have received.

All medical professionals have a duty to provide the standard of care expected of them, and if they do not, they could be in breach of this duty.

How To Make A Claim Against An Eastbourne Walk-in Centre For Medical Negligence

If you can show that you visited an Eastbourne walk-in centre because you needed immediate attention for a minor injury, infection, or illness and the treatment you received made your condition worse, you could be entitled to compensation.

Our guide explains what clinical negligence entails and how it could negatively impact your health and well-being. We provide information on the sort of health issues that can be treated in a walk-in centre, and we explain a patient’s rights.

Eastbourne walk-in centre medical negligence claims guide

Eastbourne walk-in centre medical negligence claims guide

Our guide covers the responsibilities and duty of care that all medical practitioners owe their patients, and how if breached, it could lead to a patient suffering harm. We offer advice on how to go about claiming medical negligence compensation, and how you could be represented by a lawyer on a No Win No Fee basis.

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A Guide To Eastbourne Walk-In Centre Medical Negligence Claims

Our guide to claiming clinical negligence compensation provides essential reading on how to prove a claim. We explain how an error could occur and the consequences this could have on you. You’ll find advice on the type of minor health concerns which can be treated by medical practitioners in walk-in centres, and when you should visit one if you need immediate attention.

You’ll find an explanation of your rights as a patient being treated in a walk-in centre, and the duty of care you are owed by the person treating you. We go into the type of mistakes that can occur when treating minor injuries, infections, and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). We also offer advice on how errors can be made when prescribing emergency contraception and how this could entitle you to sue for compensation.

We explain how you could benefit from having a No Win No Fee lawyer act on your behalf, and we offer other alternatives to seeking clinical negligence compensation.  Below you’ll find a table that shows the amount of compensation awarded for specific injuries, which are awarded claimants under a head of claim called general damages. We explain how special damages, the second head of claim, are calculated and the losses and expenses you could include.

To find out how Legal Expert can be of assistance when making a clinical negligence claim, please speak to an adviser today.

What Is Medical Negligence At An Eastbourne Walk-In Centre?

Clinical negligence may occur when a medical practitioner fails in their duty of care which results in you being harmed in some way. Doctors, nurses, dentists, and all other licensed medical professionals in the UK have a duty to provide the level of care that is expected of someone in their field.

The sort of medical errors that could occur and which could be deemed clinical negligence include the following:

  • A minor illness, injury, or infection is misdiagnosed
  • The wrong medication or dosage is prescribed
  • Failing to refer the patient on for more detailed tests

If you can show that your condition worsened when you were treated in an Eastbourne walk-in centre, you could have grounds to sue for medical negligence compensation. To find out whether your case is valid, please speak to a Legal Expert adviser today.

Eastbourne Walk-In Health Centres

There are several centres that provide patients with a walk-in service in and around Eastbourne which include:

  • Hastings Primary Care Hub
  • Uckfield Hospital
  • Brighton Station NHS Walk-In Centre

For more information on these walk-in centres, please see the NHS service finder.

When To Visit Eastbourne Urgent Treatment Centre

Minor health concerns that require immediate attention can be dealt with by a medical practitioner in an Eastbourne walk-in centre. If you suffer anything more serious you should visit the Accident and Emergency department of your nearest hospital.

Medical professionals who staff walk-in centres, including doctors and nurses, can treat the following:

  • Minor injuries to the head
  • Sprains and strains
  • Minor injuries to the eye
  • Colds and coughs
  • Fevers in children and adults
  • Minor scalds and burns
  • Suspected fractures
  • Suspected broken bones
  • Rashes
  • Skin infections
  • Minor cuts and grazes
  • Minor ear infections
  • Minor throat infections
  • STIs
  • Stomach pain
  • Diarrhoea/sickness
  • Emergency contraception

If you’ve attended because of any of these conditions and possess evidence that shows it was made worse because of the treatment you didn’t receive or should have received, please call Legal Expert. We can assess your situation to find out if you have a valid medical negligence claim.

Negligence In Minor Injuries Treatment At A Walk-in Centre

If you require immediate medical attention having suffered a minor injury, you can be treated by a medical practitioner in an Eastbourne walk-in centre. In the vast majority of cases, the treatment provided results in a positive outcome. However, mistakes can happen which as a consequence could lead to a minor health concern turning into a more serious health issue.

The mistakes which could be made in an Eastbourne walk-in centre when treating a minor injury include the following:

  • Misdiagnosing a minor injury. For example, someone attending with a sprained wrist may be treated for that injury, however, further assessments would reveal it was in fact broken.
  • Prescribing the incorrect medication or dosage. This could have the consequence of not treating the initial injury, perhaps causing it to worsen.
  • Failure to refer. If it’s apparent that further investigation is needed, a practitioner should refer you to the local hospital or treatment centre. A failure to do so could see your injury deteriorate.

To discuss your legal rights if you have evidence that suggests you’ve fallen victim to Eastbourne walk-in centre medical negligence, please contact us today.

Negligence In Minor Illness Treatment At A Walk-in Centre

Walk-in centres are staffed and equipped to treat people who need immediate care after developing minor infections. This could be an ear or throat infection, or a wound that has become infected. If a mistake is made, and you suffer as a consequence, this could give you grounds to sue for compensation by making a clinical negligence claim.

The errors which could lead to Eastbourne walk-in centre medical negligence and which could entitle you to sue for compensation include the following:

  • A failure to recognise how serious an infection is or misdiagnosing the illness in the first place.
  • Prescribing incorrect medication, or getting the dosage wrong. Not giving the right anti-biotics, for example, could allow the infection to worsen.
  • Failure to refer for more rigorous treatment or testing.

Please contact Legal Expert to find out whether you have a valid clinical negligence claim if you have evidence that suggests a minor infection was made worse following treatment in an Eastbourne walk-in centre.

Negligence In Sexual Health Treatment At A Walk-in Centre

Medical practitioners in a walk-in centre can prescribe emergency contraception and they can treat sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

If a mistake is made in the diagnosis of a sexually transmitted infection, the result can be devastating. If the wrong course of antibiotics is prescribed, for instance, the outcome could result in an STI developing into a more serious health concern. If the infection remains but the person is of the belief it’s cured, they could then spread it to others.

In respect of prescribing emergency contraception, an error on this part could result in an unwanted pregnancy or other complications.

The mistakes which could be made by a medical practitioner in an Eastbourne walk-in centre could include the following:

  • Misdiagnosing a pregnancy or failing to spot any potential issues with the baby or mother
  • A failure to correctly identify the symptoms of STIs like gonorrhoea, chlamydia, herpes and genital warts
  • Failing to correctly diagnose HIV

If an effective treatment plan is not set in place as soon as possible, dealing with the infection could be more challenging. It could result in:

  • Infertility
  • Genital disfiguration

If your condition was misdiagnosed when you were treated in an Eastbourne walk-in centre, please contact Legal Expert to find out whether you have a valid clinical negligence claim.

Negligence In Prescription And Medications At A Walk In Centre

If you are prescribed the wrong medication or there is an error when the medication is dispensed, it could have serious adverse effects on your health and well-being.

There are numerous situations that could lead to Eastbourne walk-in centre medical negligence when prescribing medication:

  • Being prescribed medication that you’re known to be allergic to, causing illness.
  • Receiving the wrong medication, meaning your condition goes untreated and worsens.
  • Receiving too high a dosage, meaning you suffer illnesses and side effects equivalent to an overdose

This isn’t an exhaustive list. If you’ve been prescribed medication that you can prove had an adverse effect on you, get in touch for free advice.

Eastbourne Walk-In Centre Medical Negligence Compensation Calculator

Without knowing the ins and outs of your case it’s tough for us to know how much it could be worth. However, we can give you an idea which you can use to help with your next steps. If you did want a more precise estimate, get in touch with us.

Our table below provides compensation amounts paid out for harm caused through clinical negligence. These amounts are awarded under a head of claim called general damages. The figures you can see are taken from the Judicial College Guidelines.

Health ConcernSeverityNotesGeneral Damages Awarded taken from the Judicial College Guidelines (JCG)
Health concernModerateSymptoms may include stomach issues, tiredness, nausea, or a fever. Recovery possible the main symptoms within several weeks. Worst case recovery may take up to 2 years£3,710 to £8,950
Health concernSevereHealth issues with the potential of being life-threatening £36,060 to £49,270
Health concernSeriousHealth issues with serious symptoms. Hospitalisation required. Recovery expected in several weeks but can take up to 2 years£8,950 to £18,020
Health concernMinorMinor health issues where symptoms
involve discomfort. Recovery expected in a few days or weeks
Up to £3,710
Sexual function lost/negatively impactedCompensation would take into account whether claimant has suffered psychological damageUp to £139,210
ImpotenceCompensation would take into account whether claimant already has children£40,370 to £73,580
Male SterilityCompensation could take into account claimant's age and whether future life is negatively impacted£52,620 to £66,970
Female infertility Compensation could take into account conditions like depression, anxiety, stress. pain and scarring£107,810 to £158,970
Diagnosis delayed
in cases of ectopic pregnancy
Compensation could factor in the severity and damage caused to claimant£3,180 to £19,170

When you make a successful clinical negligence claim, the compensation awarded could be in two parts, namely general damages (see table above), and special damages which are awarded to compensate you for all your financial losses related to the harm suffered.

This could include:

  • Medical expenses – the cost of prescriptions, private therapy, treatment, rehabilitation and any other medical costs which are not covered by the NHS
  • Care costs – these can be claimed back if you need help with chores at home during the time it takes you to recover
  • Loss of earnings – for the time you were off work recovering
  • Loss of future earnings – if you cannot work again
  • Travel expenses – the cost of getting to the place where you are treated and back home again no matter how you travel
  • Home adaptations
  • Vehicle adaptations

For a more accurate idea of how much a claim for Eastbourne walk-in centre medical negligence could be worth, please get in touch with Legal Expert today.

Can I Make A No Win No Fee Eastbourne Walk-In Centre Medical Negligence Claim?

When you contact us, we can professionally assess your case. This would be achieved in our free case check with our expert claims advisers. Once established as being valid, our No Win No Fee lawyers would offer to represent you.

Working with a No Win No Fee lawyer takes away all the financial worry of finding the funds to pay for legal representation. When signing a Conditional Fee Agreement (the formal name for a No Win No Fee arrangement), the lawyer who acts on your behalf agrees to only be paid if you are awarded clinical negligence compensation. This equates to a small percentage of your compensation award which is capped by law.

If you lose your case, you would not be obligated to pay any of your solicitor’s fees. There are also no fees to cover upfront and nothing to pay as the came proceeds.

To speak to a member of the Legal Expert team about making a medical negligence claim if you have evidence that a health issue was made worse when you were treated in an Eastbourne walk-in centre, please get in touch today.

Our Team Is Here To Listen

If you are ready to make a claim for Eastbourne walk-in centre medical negligence, please contact a member of the Legal Expert team which you can do in the following ways:

Need More Help?

In this final section of our guide to Eastbourne walk-in centre medical negligence, we’ve included links to some guides you may also find useful.

GP negligence claims – learn more about GP negligence and your rights here

Misdiagnosis – if you’ve had a condition misdiagnosed, this guide will tell you more.

Dental negligence – if your dentist has pulled out the wrong tooth, for example, learn what you can do here

Patient’s Rights and Responsibilities – more information on your rights and responsibilities as a patient

Duty of Care explained – learn more about what the duty of care involves in this guide by the Royal College of Nursing

Related Medical Negligence Guides

If you have any more questions about Eastbourne walk-in centre medical negligence, please get in touch.

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