When dealing with prescription errors, it may leave you wondering what went wrong and why. Noticing how your doctor acted is important when dealing with the fallout from a medication error.
Learning more about the ways that distractions and problems can impact the incorrect prescription you get is key.
Maintain calm and respectful surroundings
According to the National Library of Medicine, mistakes can happen a doctor’s office is hectic and full of noise. The doctor may not hear you correctly or need to leave the room to deal with a problem and lose track of where they were in the discussion.
They may even write down inaccurate information and choose a medicine based on that. This lack of attention to detail can result in them giving you a prescription that has a negative and unsafe reaction to another one you are already taking.
Focus on your words
If your doctor is not listening to you or is trying to multitask, they may not catch their own errors at all. Whether this includes filling out the wrong word or name for the medicine you need to take or writing the wrong dosage, this kind of neglect can seriously harm your health.
Ask appropriate questions
When your doctor feels confused about the information you are giving them, they need to speak up. If they fail to understand what kind of medicine you need or guess what you need without checking, this can lead to worse problems later on.
Staying aware of all the ways doctors neglect their duties is important when dealing with medical malpractice.