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 December 4, 2014, while employed as the Director of Nursing in a rehabilitation center in Houston, the RN documented in the medical record of a certain patient when she documented the patient’s assessment at 10:00 PM, including the times the patient’s family and physician, were notified of the patient’s condition, even though she left the facility at 8:00 PM.
The RN’s conduct was deceptive and resulted in an inaccurate medical record that exposed the patient unnecessarily to the risk of harm and demise in that subsequent caregivers would rely on her documentation to provide further care.
Because of this, the RN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to defend her side. The RN states given the fact that the care nurse was so upset that she could not document at that time, she felt it medically necessary to document what the care nurse had told her. She states she should have indicated she was transcribing what the care nurse had told her. She states she appropriately evaluated the patient as documented.
However, the Board states that her conduct was deceptive and resulted in an inaccurate medical record that exposed the patient unnecessarily to the risk of harm and demise in that subsequent caregivers would rely on her documentation to provide further care.
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