There are some important steps to take if you think a medical professional has provided inadequate or improper care. First, you should contact the medical professional in charge of your care. It’s possible that your issue could be remedied with the proper correction or solution. If your original healthcare provider is unable to remedy your situation, seek medical help immediately. Your priority should be to take care of your own health and medical needs. However, you should also be aware of the legal time limits regarding your case. Medical malpractice claims are subject to a statute of limitations, meaning you may have a limited window to file a legal action. Finally, know which medical records will be relevant to your claim and where to obtain them.