What @briankb mentioned is correct for oversight like you mention, however another thing you can do for one-offs or really important tasks that you don’t want to forget or miss, is create a follow-up task.
I can’t actually seem to find an article that talks about it which is surprising, but here’s a shot:
So when you’re creating a task, or come across one you want to be sure you check in on, just click the options on the top of it and hit create follow up. It’s nice, I used to do this manually until I discovered this option!
Obviously you won’t be doing this for all your tasks that you need to monitor, but I do it when something is really important or timely, or I know might get missed, etc.