Any nurse who faces cases they wish to deny should hire a nurse attorney to strengthen their defense. Professionals help can provide a better form of defense against the Texas Board of Nursing as an RN or LVN faces an accusation of any criminal charge they never committed.
At the time of the initial incident, an RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a medical facility in Tyler, Texas, and had been in that position for two (2) years and six (6) months.
On or about August 29, 2019, while employed as a Registered Nurse and caring for the patient., who was thirty-three weeks pregnant and admitted to the RN’s care for observation in the Labor and Delivery Unit from the Emergency Department, the said RN failed to call for a rapid response team in response to the patient’s declining condition. Instead, the RN transported the patient, who was hypotensive, lethargic drooling, difficult to arouse, and unable to maintain an airway, to the Emergency Department. Subsequently, the patient. was emergently transferred back to the Labor and Delivery Unit where she underwent an emergency cesarean section and was diagnosed with a complete uterine rupture. Despite resuscitation efforts, the infant was pronounced dead and the patient was transferred to the intensive care unit. The conduct of the RN could have contributed to the patient’s condition,
Concerning the events, the RN states that she received the patient for observation in Labor and Delivery. Prior to Labor and Delivery, the patient had been admitted to the Emergency Department with complaints of chest pain and abdominal pain. In the approximately two and one-half hours that the patient was in observation in the Labor and Delivery unit, she never was in pre-term or active labor. The said RN agrees that she did not call for a Rapid Response Team, but she assessed that the patient needed immediate physician intervention due to the patient’s significant decline in blood pressure, and history of recent chest pain. There were no hospitalists in this facility and the nearest physicians were in the Emergency Department. While in the few minutes of transit, the patient became difficult to arouse. In the Emergency Department, under the physician’s care, the patient was intubated and given two units of blood, then taken to Labor and Delivery OR for cesarean delivery. The patient subsequently was discharged home.
However, she was not able to provide a good defense for herself. Therefore, the Board placed her nursing license to a disciplinary action instead.
If you ever undergo cases such as this, it’s best to seek the assistance of a good nurse attorney as it could make the case better in your favor. Be sure to find a nurse attorney who’s experienced and knowledgeable in several nurse cases to ensure the best assistance possible.
If you also received a complaint regarding a case filed against you, you should hire a nurse attorney immediately before it’s too late. Texas nurse attorney Yong J. An is one of those dedicated nurse lawyers who helped various nurses in their cases since 2006. You may contact him 24/7 at (832) 428-5679 for more information or if you want to schedule a private consultation.