Whenever someone filed a complaint against you, your license could be put in danger if not defended by a nurse attorney.
On or about September 12, 2016, through October 4, 2016, while employed as the Director
of Nursing (DON) in a medical facility in Houston, the RN failed to adequately supervise and ensure that nursing staff performed ordered wound care and treatments to a patient. The resident was admitted on September 9, 2016, with no skin breakdown, developed a Stage IV left hip pressure ulcer and was transferred to a hospital for treatment for sepsis and multiple wounds. The RN’s conduct was likely to injure the resident from a lack of appropriate nursing and medical care, including worsening wound status and infection.
The Texas Board of Nursing is the one who has full jurisdiction on cases involving RNs and LVNs. Therefore, the RN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to explain her side. During the hearing, the RN states that the resident had a very complex medical history, including limited mobility. She states that the resident was incontinent of bladder and bowel and often resistance to care. The RN further states that the staff worked with the resident including trying to assist him into a chair on a regular basis. She states that every effort was made to care for and prevent any pressure ulcers on the resident. The RN states that she hired a wound care nurse to work Monday through Fridays with some weekend coverage for treatments. She states that they also had a wound care doctor to assist with their skin system and that she utilized another nurse from a different facility including her weekend supervisor.
However, the RN without the help of an experienced nurse attorney to help her defend her case, the Texas Board of Nursing suspended and disciplined the RN.
The Texas Board of Nursing decided to revoke her license as a result of her actions. It’s because she failed to hire a good nurse attorney for the case, which is why her defense was not matched with the evidence that the Board possesses.
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