False documentation and inaccurate medical record are some of the typical errors or mistakes committed by nurses. These mistakes may become grounds for nursing malpractice, and if being accused, you need the right nurse attorney to help you with it.

At the time of the initial incident, an RN was employed as a Registered Nurse, at a hospital in Amarillo, Texas, and had been in that position for three (3) years and four (4) months.

It was on or about October 12, 2018, through October 17, 2018, October 23, 2018, and October 30, 2018, the RN falsely and/or inaccurately documented care administered to a patient in the patient’s medical records in that she was not in that patient’s home at the time care was documented. The RN’s conduct was likely to harm the patient in that it created an inaccurate medical record.

Regarding the conduct of the RN, the RN states that at the end of her shift she realized she had not had an opportunity to document all care provided. She explains she spoke to the patient’s mother who agreed that it would be alright if she took the tablet home (15 minutes away) to complete the documentation and return it once it was complete. She took the tablet home, completed the documentation, and returned it to the patient’s mother two (2) hours later. The RN states “in hindsight” she overlooked the fact the patient would be billed for her travel time.

Because of this, the RN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing. However, she failed to hire an experienced nurse attorney to help her defend her side of the story.

The RN failed to properly present and defend her case against the court. She was disciplined warning to suspension of her RN license by violating Texas Board of Nursing regulation.

Avoid a similar thing from happening on your end. Make sure to find the right nurse attorney in case a complaint will be filed against you before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON).

Consult with Texas nurse attorney Yong J. An today if you have any questions about your disciplinary process by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 day, night or weekends.