Appendicitis and getting your appendix removed is a relatively routine surgery. However, mistakes still occur that could give rise to a medical malpractice claim against the doctor and hospital. The appendix is a vestigial (unnecessary) organ that collects and stores bacteria in the body. It is harmless unless it becomes inflamed and bursts. A burst appendix has the potential to kill the victim. This post will go over how appendicitis could give rise to a medical malpractice claim.