Last time, we began discussing how serious medication errors -- wrong drug, wrong dosage, etc. -- can take place in locations other than just pharmacies and hospitals, including your local doctor's office. We also started discussing the steps that patients can take to avoid becoming victimized by this all too common form of medical malpractice.
Most of us have heard the horror stories about people suffering serious harm after being given the wrong drug or wrong dosage by their neighborhood pharmacy. However, it's important to understand that medication errors aren't just confined to the pharmacy, but can also occur in less obvious locations such as the doctor's office.