Whenever someone filed a complaint against you involving negligence while 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 working.
On or about August 22, 2012, an RN failed to assess and/or document an assessment for a patient. The RN’s conduct could have deprived the patient of detection and timely medical intervention in the event the patient experienced a change in condition and was likely to injure the patient in that subsequent caregivers would rely on her documentation to provide ongoing medical care for the patient.
Additionally, the RN failed to perform a twenty-four-hour chart check to verify current orders and therefore failed to enter physician orders for a patient. The RN’s conduct created an incomplete medical record and was likely to injure the patient in that subsequent caregivers would not have accurate or complete information to base their decisions for further care.
During the hearing, the RN states that she has never knowingly signed off medication and not administered it. In regard to her failure to assess or document an assessment, she explains that the only explanations she can think of are that she did the assessment but was called away without either saving such assessment, she put it under the ICU assessment, or it was a new admit and she was told by the Charge Nurse and she was able to use the admit assessment for the shift assessment.
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