Losing your license may greatly affect your future career, but only if you failed to hire a reliable nurse attorney for the case. Some RNs and LVNs missed their chances to get their license saved from revocation only because they weren’t able to hire any nurse attorney to defend them. This RN from Spring, Texas happens to be one of them.
On or about September 3, 2016, while employed in a childcare center in Spring, Texas, and on assignment in the home of a patient, the RN failed to implement safety precautions in that she did not lock the wheels to the patient’s wheelchair.
Subsequently, the patient’s wheelchair fell over and the patient landed on concrete, sustaining bruises and swelling to her face. The patient was taken to a hospital via EMS where she was treated for her injuries.
Additionally, the RN was confirmed for neglect by Adult Protective Services. Her conduct exposed the patient to injury in that failing to take precautions to ensure the wheelchair locks were on contributed to the patient suffering from physical harm.
The RN was given the chance to defend herself during the hearing. She states that she had taken care of the patient for a couple of months, and as usual they went for a walk this day. She further states that the patient started to get a heat rash so it was time to get back inside.
The RN states that she wheeled the patient up to the front door, and the front door was stuck. She states that she took her hands off of the wheelchair for a second to try to open the door with both hands. She states that to the best of her knowledge, she routinely locked the patient’s wheels.
The RN states that she is not sure how the patient rolled down the foyer, tipped the wheelchair, and fell onto the concrete. She states that the patient could have unlocked the wheels herself. She states that she screamed for help and the patient’s family came to help get her inside.
The RN states that she followed all of the company’s protocols in that she assessed the patient, called her case manager, and called EMS. She states that she followed the patient to the hospital and the patient checked out okay minus a few scratches. She states that this was an accident, it’s not her fault, and that she did everything per protocol to care for the patient.
However, she failed to hire an experienced nurse attorney for proper assistance, causing her to lose her RN license.
Losing your LVN or RN license can compromise your career. However, a skilled nurse attorney can greatly help you in major cases such as this. For assistance regarding your nurse license case, it’s best to contact Nurse Attorney Yong J. An by contacting him at (832) 428-5679.