Common scenarios of where health care providers may commit medication malpractice include:
Mistakes in prescribing the wrong medication, incorrect dosage, or inappropriate medication for a patient’s condition.
Errors in the pharmacy, such as providing the wrong medication, incorrect dosage, or incorrect instructions to the patient.
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.
Inaccurate recording of medication information, dosage, or administration details in patient records.
Lack of communication among healthcare providers, leading to misunderstandings or misinterpretations of medication orders.
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.