When the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) has a complaint against you, you should seek the right nurse attorney. Any RN or LVN found guilty of violating the state laws and regulations may be subjected to a disciplinary case such as revocation or suspension of her RN or LVN license. The trend is for employers to refer a case to the Texas BON to discipline a nurse and at the same time terminate your employment in most of the cases.
At the time of the incident, she was employed as an RN at a hospital in Amarillo, Texas, and had been in that position for three (3) years and nine (9) months.
On or about August 31, 2019, while employed as an RN at a hospital in Amarillo, Texas, RN failed to correctly label the blood specimen of a patient before sending it to the blood bank and labeled it with the incorrect patient label. Subsequently, Patient A received a blood transfusion meant for the patient of the mislabeled specimen. RN’s conduct unnecessarily exposed the patient to the risk of harm from blood administered without the benefit of a physician’s expertise.
In response, RN states that she takes full responsibility for placing the wrong labels on the blood specimen. RN states, however, safeguards were in place that should have prevented the blood from being administered to the wrong patient. RN states that the two-night nurses could not find the order for the transfusion to Patient A, so they generated a verbal order. RN states that it appears that the physician who allegedly gave the verbal order, did not give it and did not know about it until the following day. RN states that she labeled the blood with labels from the patient’s binder, without knowing that another patient’s labels had mistakenly been placed in her patient’s binder. RN states that before leaving at the end of her shift the blood was not there, so she reported to the oncoming nurse, and told him that the patient was supposed to get one (l) unit of blood, which was not there yet. RN states that there could not have been confusion in her handoff report, as to which patient she had and who was going to receive blood.
The above actions constitute grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(13), Texas Occupations Code, and a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.11(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(D)&(3)(A).
Because of this, the RN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to defend her side, but the RN failed to hire a nurse attorney to help her with her case and without proper defense, the Texas Board of Nursing then decided to subject her LVN license to disciplinary action.
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. Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas nurse attorney. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is one of those dedicated nurse lawyers who helped represent more than 150 nurse cases for the past 16 years. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An, 24/7 through text or call at (832) 428-4579 for a confidential consultation regarding any accusations from the Texas BON.