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Clear communication and quick decision-making are crucial for patients to receive the right treatment at the right time. Nurses act as middlemen between doctors and patients, making sure essential information is shared and necessary orders are given. But, if there are any lapses in this process, it can lead to delayed care or harm to the patient. If communication fails, a nurse defense attorney can step in to help everyone involved. They make sure everything is looked at fairly, consequences are handed out when needed, and steps are taken to prevent similar issues from happening in the future.

At the time of the initial incident, she was employed as an RN at a hospital in Houston, Texas, and had been in that position for four (4) years.

On or about July 17, 2021, while employed as an RN at a hospital in Houston, Texas, the RN failed to notify the physician and/or obtain admission orders for Patient A, a patient who had been transferred from another hospital. As a result, the patient was not seen by the physician until the following morning. RN’s conduct was likely to injure the resident from a potential delay in necessary medical treatment.

In response to the above incident, the RN stated the patient was transferred from another hospital with a diagnosis of chest pain. RN stated she attempted to contact the physician on his cell, however, was unable to get in touch with him. He took all his own calls and did not use an answering service; he was known to round on his patient on the unit around 5 o’clock in the morning. From what the RN can recall, it was a chaotic night with minimal staffing. RN stated she could not recall a reason she failed to document her attempt. All these responses were given by the RN without consulting first with a skilled nurse attorney to handle her case.

The above action constitutes 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)(D),(1)(M),(1)(P)&(2)(A) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12 (1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C)&(4).

The Texas Board of Nursing then subjected the RN’s 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.

Contact a Texas Nursing Defense Lawyer Today and get the help you deserve!

 A nurse attorney is someone who can help you defend your license when the state board summons you. If you ever want a successful outcome consult a knowledgeable and experienced Texas RN license attorney. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An has a proven track record as a nurse attorney for various licensing cases since 2006 and represented numerous nurses before the Texas BON. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An 24/7 through text or call at (832) 428-5679.