6 billion prescriptions were written in 2021. Prescriptions are a fact of life, with the vast majority working perfectly. But, sometimes, a doctor or hospital makes negligent mistakes, and the consequences can be dire.
What are negligent prescriptions, how do they occur, and what are the potential consequences for patients? We will outline patients’ rights and responsibilities, as well as tips for preventing negligent prescriptions from happening to you and your family.
What is a Negligent Prescription?
Negligent prescription happens when doctors or healthcare providers prescribe medications inappropriately or negligently, resulting in harm or injury to patients. Negligent prescriptions can take many forms, including: