It’s best to seek the help of a nurse attorney when facing different complaints and allegations. However, some nurses tend to face these results instead without thinking that nurse attorneys are always reliable for matters such as these.
At the time of the incident, an RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a medical facility in Georgetown, Texas, and had been in that position for one (1) year and two (2) months.
On or about September 1, 2020, while employed as a Registered Nurse, the said RN failed to clarify a physician’s order for restraints for the patient and left the patient in restraints overnight, in a dark room with the door closed. Furthermore, the patient’s restraints were inappropriately tied to the bed and the patient’s hands were pale with slight swelling. The RN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient in that failure to clarify a physician’s order could have resulted in non-efficacious treatment.
It was on or about September 1, 2020, while employed as a Registered Nurse, the said RN incorrectly documented in the medical record of the patient that she gave a report on the patient before she actually did. The action of the RN created an inaccurate medical record,
In relation to the incident that happened, the RN asserts that this was a difficult patient care situation, given the strains of Covid on the Emergency Room and the resulting understaffing. She acknowledges that her documentation was not as exhaustive and frequent as it should have been and that she should have, in hindsight, sought more guidance and clarification regarding the restraint order. However, she has learned a great deal from this experience, is passionate about providing excellent patient care, and is committed to using the experience to become a better nurse.
But without the proper help from a good defense attorney, the RN lose the case and she was disciplined and suspended.
The Texas Board of Nursing then subjected the RN and her license to disciplinary action. The accusation would have been defended by an experienced and skilled nurse attorney, had the RN hired one. Hiring a nurse attorney for defense is applicable for any kind of accusation laid against an RN or LVN.
For more details and to schedule a confidential consultation, you must approach one of the most experienced nurse attorneys in Texas, Nurse Attorney Yong J. An. He has assisted numerous nursing license cases since 2006. You may contact him by dialing (832)-428-5679 if you wish to learn more information should you undergo accusations or any other case that may affect your license.