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If you have been reported and have received a letter from the Texas Board of Nursing regarding a case or complaint filed against you, seeking and hiring a nurse attorney is the solution for that.  This should be the first thing to do for an RN or an LVN before facing the case they are in.

At the time of the initial incident, an RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a hospital in Sugar Land, Texas, and had been in that position for three (3) years and one (1) month.

On or about March 19, 2019, when the RN was providing care to a patient, the RN failed to perform a timeout procedure in the operating room before the procedure, as required by facility policy. Subsequently, the surgeon injected Exparel and inserted a guidewire into the left foot of the patient, who was to receive right foot ligament repair surgery. The RN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient from wrong-site surgery.

In response, the RN reports the patient moved onto the Operating Room table, anesthesia-induced her, a tourniquet was placed on the ankle that was marked by the first assistant, and the surgeon pre-medicated the patient with local anesthesia. The RN reports he had not yet performed a time-out and did not realize one had not been performed until he looked at the consent form.

As a result of the RN’s conduct, the RN is now subject to discipline or may receive a sanction from the Board. She failed to hire a nurse attorney to fully defend her case and had led to this outcome. The RN should have consulted a nurse attorney and ask for assistance regarding the case she is in. hiring a nurse attorney could be a game-changer to any RNs out there who are facing the same problems.

If you have questions about the Texas Board of Nursing disciplinary process, you may contact the Law Office of Nurse Attorney Yong J. An for a confidential consultation by calling or texting 24/7 at (832) 428-5679 and ask for attorney Yong.