Accusations of negligence are something that a reliable nurse attorney could be of great help for some nurses. However, some nurses tend to forget this fact because they really felt like they should be responsible even if they never intended to commit such an error.
On or about October 5, 2001, while employed as a Staff RN in a medical facility in Dallas, Texas, the RN failed to follow the prescribed feeding protocol for a patient. Her conduct exposed the patient unnecessarily to a risk of experiencing a fluid/electrolyte imbalance, dehydration and/or an increased pulse rate.
On or about October 5, 2001, while employed in the same medical facility, the RN failed to document the intravenous infusions of a patient for the entire shift. Her conduct was likely to deprive other caregivers of accurate information on which to base their healthcare decisions.
On or about May 21, 2002, the RN fed an incorrect formula to a patient. Her conduct exposed the patient unnecessarily to a risk of experiencing nausea, vomiting and abdominal cramping.
This issue was filed as a complaint and sent to the Texas Board of Nursing. The Texas Board of Nursing has full jurisdiction in all cases that may affect the status of an RN or LVN’s license in the future. But they advise nurses to attend a hearing first before placing the sentence, which the RN attended for her career’s security.
However, the RN failed to attend the hearing or even failed to at least hire a nurse attorney to help her defend her case.
As a result, the Texas Board of Nursing placed her RN license to disciplinary action. It’s too bad that she failed to hire a nurse attorney for assistance, knowing that she had every reason to defend herself in the first place. Her defense would have gotten better if she actually sought legal consultation from a Texas nurse attorney as well.
So if you’re facing a complaint from the Board, it’s best to seek legal advice first. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is willing to assist every nurse in need of immediate help for nurse licensing cases. To contact him, please dial (832)-428-5679 for a confidential consultation or for more inquiries.