When it comes to disciplinary proceedings before an administrative body such as the Texas Board of Nursing in the state of Texas, the first thing that you need to take into consideration is to hire the best nurse attorney. Such kind of nurse attorney can help any RN or LVN defend herself and try to prevent the revocation of their RN / LVN license.
At the time of the initial incident, an RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a hospital in Denton, Texas, and had been in that position for one (1) year and eight (8) months.
On or about March 11, 2018, while employed as a Registered Nurse, the RN failed to timely notify the physician after the patient experienced a fall during her shift. Instead, the RN notified the physician of the patient’s fall approximately four (4) hours later at the end of her shift, and after the oncoming shift, RN refused to accept care of the patient. The patient was subsequently sent to the emergency room for evaluation and was diagnosed with a fractured cheekbone. The RN’s conduct deprived the patient of timely medical interventions and unnecessarily exposed the patient to a risk of untreated pain and harm from complications associated with a facial fracture.
As a response to the incident, the RN admits the patient fell during her shift. The RN states the patient was okay, had a small scratch on his nose, and his vital signs were within normal limits. The RN states the patient denied headache, dizziness, or pain. The RN states she did not call the physician because the patient was responding normally.
Avoid the same thing from happening in your case. Make sure to take the necessary steps in dealing with such a case filed before the Board against you or else, your RN license may be put in danger. However, she should contact a nurse attorney in order to receive assistance regarding the case, especially if the RN sincerely thinks of it as an accusation.
For more details or for a confidential consultation regarding accusations, it’s best to contact an experienced and the right nurse attorney for your case. Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney which helped RNs and LVNs defend against several cases since 2006. You can call him at (832) 428-5679 to get started or to inquire for more information regarding nursing license case defenses.