A medical malpractice can occur when a doctor’s or hospital’s or other medical professional’s treatment provided to you falls below the accepted standard of practice in the medical community and causes harm to you. The treatment can be an action taken by a doctor or can be something the doctor failed to do. In either case, that action or omission must have caused injury or death. If you find yourself or a loved one in this situation, it can be a very scary and stressful time. Whether you plan to file a lawsuit or not, here are some suggested actions you can take to protect yourself or your loved one during this difficult time.