Allegations and complaints at work are serious cases, which is why a nurse attorney is needed if you get accused of something you did not wish to happen, However, there are some nurses who thought they were guilty of the charges and failed to hire a nurse attorney and they thought it’s the doom for their license already. But that is not entirely the case as there is still hope.
At the time of the incident, an RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a hospital in Irving, Texas, and had been in that position for five (5) years and six (6) months.
It was on or about December 8, 2018, while employed as a Registered Nurse, the RN inappropriately punctured and drained a fluid-filled blister on the foot of the patient, without a physician’s order. Subsequently, the RN accidentally punctured her own index finger with the contaminated needle during the procedure. The RN’s conduct unnecessarily exposed the patient to the risk of injury from possible infection.
In response to the incident, the RN states that she arrived at the patient’s home with orders to evaluate and treat the patient’s feet. The RN states that at the end of the patient’s right foot, there was a large blister, which the patient stated he wanted to pop. The RN states that believing herself to be acting in the best interest of the patient, she cleansed the area with alcohol and punctured the wound with a sterile hypodermic needle. The RN states that while doing this her hand slipped, and she punctured her left first finger. The RN states that while at the patient’s home, she contacted his physicians, including his primary physician. The RN reports that she requested orders for three-layer compression wraps, to be applied to the entire wound area at a follow-up nursing visit. The RN states that she notified her supervisor about the incident, she was sent for lab work and took the mandatory drug screen.
And as a result, the Texas Board of Nursing subjected the RN to disciplinary action. For the further scope of the disciplinary action, the RN’s nurse license may be put at risk and may be facing suspension or revocation.
This is why the assistance or the help of a nurse attorney can make the case become better for the RN. She lost the case simply because the RN failed to find an effective and efficient nurse attorney. Avoid committing the same mistake she did. Find the right nurse attorney in Texas to help you with your needs. Contact nurse attorney Yong J. An, directly by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 for a discreet consultation.