Q: My attorney made a mistake with my case filing but I think it was just a minor oversight that won't affect the outcome
of my case. Does that still qualify as legal malpractice? It did inconvenience me.
A: Nope. To be malpractice the error must be significant enough to affect the outcome. Usually, you have to prove that you lost the case as a result of the error. If the error is tiny and can be corrected, there was no malpractice.
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