Common New York Nursing Home Malpractice and Mistakes: Kingston Nursing Home Malpractice Lawyer

Infections, Medical Malpractice Mistakes, Medication Errors, Misdiagnosis, Nursing Home Negligence

Understanding New York Nursing Home Malpractice, Mistakes, and Errors from Our Kingston Nursing Home Malpractice Lawyer

It goes without saying that nursing homes, adult homes, assisted living facilities, and every other type of facility where elderly, injured, or people dependent on extra care and services are very expensive.  That is, on top of the difficult decision to place a loved on into one of these facilities, the financial burden is also high.  Thus, we expect that our loved one will receive great care and treatment.  While most of the time this does happen, unfortunately many times the care and treatment may be subpar.  It may also be treatment which results in serious personal injury or wrongful death, such as mistakes that constitute New York nursing home malpractice.  Our Kington nursing home malpractice lawyer explains some of the most common mistakes.

It may sound like a horror story, but many of the mistakes that are common in a New York nursing home malpractice case including wrong patient or wrong site wound care/neglect.  This means that people could be very seriously injured or wrongfully killed due to mistakes made by healthcare providers and staff because of a simple mixup.  This is usually in combination with medications or drugs.

Some of the most common nursing home mistakes that can be New York nursing home malpractice include the following:

  • Wrong patient and wrong resident treatment or medications;
  • Wrong site wound care or neglect of wound care;
  • Medication errors and prescription mistakes;
  • Overdoses;
  • Neglect;
  • Bed sores, pressure sores, and pressure ulcers;
  • Failure to treat an infection properly;
  • Failure to refer to a hospital;
  • Malnutrition;
  • Dropping a patient;
  • Not guarding against a fall risk;
  • Failing to provide safe medical equipment (like canes) or handholds or grips (like in bathrooms or showers); and
  • Many other causes.

Shouldn’t a healthcare provider at a nursing home be liable for these mistakes?!  Absolutely!  But what do you think?  I would love to hear from you!  Leave a comment or I also welcome your phone call on my toll-free cell at 1-866-889-6882 or you can drop me an e-mail at  You are always welcome to request my FREE book, The Seven Deadly Mistakes of Malpractice Victims, at the home page of my website at