When nurses are facing accusations from the Texas Board Of Nursing due to their work, they will need a nurse attorney to defend their case. Take note that a nurse attorney can also defend a nurse’s license against accusations.
An RN was employed as a Registered Nurse (RN) at a hospital in Plano, 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 (RN) and assigned as the Charge 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 resident to a risk of untreated pain and harm from complications associated with a facial fracture.
In response, the RN admits that the patient fell during her shift. The RN states that 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.
However, due to a lack of evidence to support her case and a nurse attorney to help her, she was disciplined and her license has been suspended.
The Board of Texas has full jurisdiction over all cases regarding RNs and LVNs who committed any forms of offenses. They are also the ones holding decisions whether the RN or LVN’s license has to be suspended, revoked, or disciplined. Therefore, the Board decided to summon the RN for a hearing to defend against the complaint filed to her – this is the part where a nurse attorney should be hired.
Losing your LVN or RN license can compromise your career. However, a skilled nurse attorney can greatly help you in major cases such as this. For assistance regarding your nurse license case, it’s best to contact Nurse Attorney Yong J. An by contacting him at (832) 428-5679.