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A vital duty that necessitates exact attention to detail and strict obedience to doctor’s recommendations is giving patients their medications. Any slip-ups or mistakes made when administering medication carry a high risk of disastrous consequences for patients. Regrettably, allegations of drug mistakes or carelessness are not unusual among nurses. Seeking the advice and knowledge of a nurse attorney becomes crucial when confronted with such grave accusations. In addition to guaranteeing a complete and impartial evaluation of the circumstances and defending the nurse’s rights and professional reputation all along the way, a nurse attorney can offer crucial assistance and legal advice.

At the time of the incident, he was employed as an RN at a hospital in Austin, Texas, on or about the 7th of April, 2021, an employed RN who had been in that position for four (4) months had failed to administer Lantus, as ordered, to the patient.

Subsequently, the patient experienced hyperglycemia and required transfer to a higher level of care in order to receive a continuous intravenous infusion of insulin. The RN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient in that failure to administer medication as ordered could have resulted in non-efficacious treatment.

The RN responded by saying that he had finished orientation a month before the incident. According to the RN, he started by assessing his patients and giving them medicine after reviewing the doctor’s prescriptions for the patients he was assigned. The RN states that he remembers that the patient’s blood glucose level was elevated, but did not require physician notification. Furthermore, he informed the charge nurse when he administered sliding-scale insulin to the patient. The RN adding stating, that the charge nurse informed him at 6:00 am, that there was an insulin order scheduled for 7:00 pm that had not been administered. The RN further stated that he did not see the order while he was administering medications. RN states that he regrets that he did not see the order. In moments like this, it is when a skilled and experienced nurse defense attorney comes in handy. 

The above actions constitute grounds for disciplinary action under 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) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(B).

The RN’s license was then subjected to disciplinary action by the Texas Board of Nursing. If the RN had only hired a competent and experienced Texas Nurse Attorney, she would’ve been in great hands. Hiring a Texas Nurse Attorney for defense is applicable for any kind of accusation laid against an RN or LVN.

Let us win together in court. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is more than ready to assist every nurse in need of immediate help for nurse licensing cases. For the past 18 years, he has been an expert nurse lawyer for various licensing cases and has advocated for over 600 nurses before the Texas Board of Nursing. To contact him, please dial (832)-428-5679 for a confidential consultation or for more inquiries.

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