Common scenarios of where health care providers may commit medication malpractice include:

Prescribing Errors

Mistakes in prescribing the wrong medication, incorrect dosage, or inappropriate medication for a patient’s condition.

Dispensing Errors

Errors in the pharmacy, such as providing the wrong medication, incorrect dosage, or incorrect instructions to the patient.

Administration Errors

Mistakes during the administration of medication, such as administering the wrong drug or dosage, incorrect route of administration, or administering medication to the wrong patient or nursing home resident.

Documentation Errors

Inaccurate recording of medication information, dosage, or administration details in patient records.

Communication Errors

Lack of communication among healthcare providers, leading to misunderstandings or misinterpretations of medication orders.

Monitoring Errors

Failure to monitor patients for adverse reactions or drug interactions, failing to monitor a resident in a nursing home during administration of medication, leading to undetected problems.