Allegations while at work could be a serious case, which is why a right and dedicated nurse attorney is needed if you get accused of this kind of scenario. However, there are some nurses who thought they were guilty of the charges failed to hire a nurse attorney just because they thought it’s the doom for their license already. But that is not entirely the case as there is still hope.
Unfortunately, an RN from Houston failed to do this. This results in disciplinary action from the Texas Board of Nursing. Always keep in mind that the Texas Board of Nursing handles all of the cases that may affect the license from receiving the suspension, disciplinary action, or revocation. However, with a right nurse attorney for the case, rest assured that the case can go according to the nurse’s favor, especially if the LVN has a good defense against the case.
On or about October 21, 2017 through October 22, 2017, while employed in a hospital in Fort Worth, Texas, the RN failed to dispatch a registered nurse to another hospital, to assess a patient for the need of Ativan administration after she received more than one call about patient agitation/anxiety.
Her conduct was likely to injure the patient, in that failing to dispatch a registered nurse to assess the patient could have resulted in the patient not receiving the care they needed.
Subsequently, the RN also approved non-licensed assisted living facility staff to administer Haldol to a patient without verifying the physician’s orders. As a result, the assisted living facility administered Haldol to the patient, which had been discontinued. Her conduct was likely to injure the patient, in that the administration of medications without a valid physician’s order could result in the patient suffering from adverse reactions.
Because of this, the RN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to defend her side. She admits to directing the facility to administer a discontinued medication. The RN states no harm came to the patients and he advised the RNCM to follow up with their patients the following day.
However, the Board of Nursing still disciplined and suspended the RN due to lack of an experienced nurse attorney to help her defend her side.
If you’re facing cases such as this, and you think that additional disciplinary action should not be applied anymore, then be sure to hire a nurse attorney who can fully assist you. Texas nurse attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney for more than 14 years. To contact him for inquiries or to schedule a confidential consultation, dial (832) 428-5679 to proceed.