It’s best to seek the help of an expert nurse attorney when facing any charge. However, some nurses tend to face these results instead without thinking that nurse attorneys are always reliable for matters such as these.
This is what happened to a certain RN in Austin, Texas. During the time of the initial incident, the RN was employed in a medical center in Austin and had been in the position for five years.
On or about December 27, 2007, while employed in a rehabilitation center in Austin, the RN falsely documented Braden Scale assessments for a patient, including assessments from September 2007 through December 2007. The patient was not at the facility until December 20, 2007. Her conduct was deceptive and resulted in an inaccurate medical record.
On or about February 27, 2008, the RN had in her possession, at her home, the confidential medical records of several residents. The records were recovered by facility staff in a box placed on her front porch.
The RN’s conduct resulted in incomplete medical records by having documentation in her possession that was not available to subsequent care givers to make accurate care decisions. Respondent’s conduct violated the patients’ rights to protected and confidential medical records.
The Texas Board of Nursing gave the RN the chance to defend herself. She states that she performed the Braden Scale assessment on the patient’s “admission date” to the facility on December 20, 2007. She further states: “Someone took those originals or wrote in different dates to make it appear that she was incompetent.” The RN further states that she never had residents’ medical records in her possession away from the facility.
However, she was not able to provide a good defense for herself, especially when the evidences were brought up to her. Therefore, the Board placed her RN license to a disciplinary action instead.
If you also received a letter from the Texas Board of Nursing regarding a case or complaint filed on you, you should hire a nurse attorney immediately before it’s too late. Texas nurse attorney Yong J. An is one of those dedicated nurse lawyers who helped various nurses in their cases since 2006. You may contact him 24/7 at (832) 428-5679 for more information or if you want to schedule a private consultation.