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Nurses are always at risk for accusations of medical malpractice or negligence.  If someone filed a complaint against you, your license could be put in danger if not defended by a nurse attorney. An RN from Bryan, Texas is just one of the many examples of nurses who were charged with negligence and failed to hire an effective nurse attorney.

On or about January 28, 2020, while employed as an RN at a hospital in Bryan, Texas, and providing care for a patient, RN inappropriately held the physician ordered albumin, and failed to appropriately notify the physician. Albumin was ordered to be given as part of the treatment plan in conjunction with the patient’s chemotherapy. RN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient from increased risk of side effects to chemotherapy, due to delay in physician ordered albumin.

Another incident happened on or about January 23, 2020, while employed as an RN at a hospital in Bryan, Texas, and providing care for the patient, RN removed a 2mg tablet of hydromorphone from the medication dispensing system, but failed to appropriately administer, and/or failed to appropriately waste. RN’s conduct left medications unaccounted for and placed the hospital pharmacy in violation of Chapter 481 (Controlled Substance Act) of the Texas Health and Safety Code.

In response, RN reports she missed the time of the scheduled administration of albumin, she documented the medication as not given, and forgot to notify the physician. Furthermore, RN reports she recalls getting the tablet from the Pyxis, the patient did not want to take it at that time; she did give it to the patient, but the electronic medical record system did not capture the administration, so she could not waste or return the medication. 

The above actions constitute grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(10)&(13), Texas Occupations Code, and is a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.11(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C),(1)(D),(1)(M),(1)(P)&(3)(A) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12.(1)(A),(1)(B)&(4).

Unfortunately, the Texas Board of Nursing found her guilty of her deeds. Her RN license was subjected to disciplinary action. She did not hire a skilled Texas BON attorney to fully defend her case which led to this decision by the Texas Board of Nursing.

Do you have questions about the Texas Board of Nursing disciplinary process? Contact The Law Office of Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An for a confidential consultation by calling or texting 24/7 at (832) 428-5679. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney who represented more than 300 nurse cases for RNs and LVNs for the past 16 years.