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If you have a good defense on your side, a nurse attorney can provide excellent assistance. There are cases where some nurses might commit mistakes such as malpractice.

Let’s review the highlighted case below and explore the role of a nurse attorney in providing a strong defense.

At the time of the initial incident, an RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a health facility in Sugar Land, Texas, and had been in that position for less than one (1) month. 

On or about March 4, 2019, through April 15, 2019, while employed as a Registered Nurse, the RN failed to accurately enter medication into the Electronic Health Record (EHR) for the patient, in that the RN entered Equate Children’s Cold & Cough containing Bromphenlramine Maleate one (1) milligrams, Dextromethorphan five (5) milligrams, Phenylephrine two and one half (2.5) milligrams. The correct dosage was Bromphenlramine Maleate two (2) milligrams, Dextromethorphan ten (10) milligrams, and Phenylephrine five (5) milligrams. Subsequently, the wrong dosage of medication was documented as administered in the Student EHR on March 6, 2019, and March 7, 2019. The failure of the RN resulted in an inaccurate medical record. 

It was on or about March 18, 2019, through April 15, 2019, while employed as a Registered Nurse, the RN failed to accurately enter a medication change into the Electronic Health Record (EHR) for the patient. Specifically, the RN received a new order and parent authorization for the patient’s Focalin (Dexmethylphenidate) seven and one half (7.5) milligram dosage to be changed to ten (10) milligrams. The RN did not enter the medication dose change into EHR for eight (8) days after the change was ordered. Subsequently, the patient did not accurately reflect the dosage the student received on those days. The RN’s conduct resulted in an inaccurate medical record. 

In addition, the RN said that she did not intentionally leave out the name of the medication and stated that she was not aware that she had done so. However, the RN without the help of an experienced nurse attorney to help her defend her case, the Texas Board of Nursing disciplined the RN’s license. 

The Role of a Texas Nurse Attorney

A nurse attorney plays an important role in defending a nursing license during Board of Nursing (BON) cases by providing expert legal representation and guidance. They assist in drafting responses, gathering evidence, and handling communications with the BON. The attorney develops a defense strategy, negotiates with the BON, and represents the nurse in administrative hearings. Their goal is to reduce penalties and make sure the nurse is treated fairly. They also provide ongoing support to help the nurse comply with any conditions and avoid future problems. Ultimately, a nurse attorney helps protect the nurse’s professional license and career by dealing with all the legal stuff.

“It ain’t over, till it’s over”. Nurse lawyers are here to fight your battles with you.

It’s never easy to battle against the law; therefore, finding a suitable legal expert is crucial for a successful resolution of a case. Consult with a competent and experienced Texas RN/LVN license attorney to gain the knowledge and expertise you need to understand your situation better.

Texas Nurse Attorney. Yong J. An,a veteran in the field has worked on various medical lawsuits and defended over 300 nurses. His Law Office is open 24/7, all you have to do is book an appointment by calling this number (832) 428-5679.