Whenever someone filed a complaint against you involving negligence at work, your license could be put in danger if not defended by a nurse attorney. An RN from Houston, Texas is just one of the many examples of nurses who found to be negligent while on duty.
On or about November 19, 2010, the RN failed to administer Bumex 25mg to a patient. The physician’s order was for Bumex 25mg to infuse at 1mg/hour, the RN set up the infusion pump and programmed it to infuse all the medication in one hour. The RN’s conduct was likely to expose the patient unnecessarily to a risk of harm in that administration of medication in the excess frequency of the physician’s order could result in the patient suffering from adverse reactions.
On or about March 19, 2011, and March 20, 2011, the RN failed to document the status and nursing care provided for several patients who were assigned to her care. Her conduct resulted in an incomplete medical record and was likely to deceive subsequent caregivers who relied on the information while providing care to the patients.
On or about April 21, 2011the RN lacked fitness to practice professional nursing in that while on duty she was observed to have slurred speech and one of her eyes seemed to drift. Her conduct could have affected her ability to recognize subtle signs, symptoms or changes in the patient’s condition, and could have affected her ability to make rational, accurate, and appropriate assessments, judgments, and decisions regarding patient care, thereby placing the patient in potential danger.
On or about April 25, 2011, the RN again lacked fitness to practice professional nursing in that she disclosed to the facility that she was admitted to an in-patient treatment facility for depression and other issues. Her conduct could have affected her ability to recognize subtle signs, symptoms or changes in the patient’s condition, and could have affected her ability to make rational, accurate, and appropriate assessments, judgments, and decisions regarding patient care, thereby placing the patient in potential danger.
Because of this, the RN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to defend her side. However, the RN wasn’t able to provide a good defense to her side.
Furthermore, the RN failed to hire a nurse attorney to help her with her case. Because of this, the Texas Board of Nursing suspended and disciplined the LVN.
Do not fret if you find yourself in a similar situation the same as that of the RN mentioned above. All you need to do is to find the right nurse attorney who can help you in the case. Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas nurse attorney. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An and text or call attorney Yong 24/7 at (832) 428-4579