Undergoing surgery only to find the results are incorrect, flawed, or even harmful can be devastating. In these cases, many patients may qualify to file a medical malpractice suit.
Although malpractice is any negligent or illegal activity in medical treatment, not all mistakes qualify for medical malpractice suits. In general, mistakes are only considered malpractice when they cause harm or additional injury to a patient. These injuries may be the result of errors or negligence in diagnosis, treatment, or aftercare, but only the following are generally considered to be surgical malpractice.