Accusations are stressful issues for an RN or LVN, except when a nurse attorney assists you against the case. The Texas Board of Nurses is responsible for all hearings against RNs and LVNs undergoing a case that may revoke suspend or only discipline their license. Take note that nurse attorneys can also defend a nurse’s license against accusations.
This is the story of an RN who has been charged for alleged medical negligence.
On or about October 28, 2016, an RN failed to administer the correct dose of insulin to a patient. The RN miscalculated the insulin to carbohydrate ratio, when the parent changed the ratio to 1:25 (1 unit per 25 gm of carbohydrates), and instructed the nurse to administer 1.68 to 2 units of insulin, but she administered 3 units of insulin. Her conduct was likely to injure the patient in that failure to administer insulin as ordered by the physician could have resulted in a non-efficacious treatment student’s condition.
In response to the incident, she states that she misread the marking on the insulin syringe, as she had not used one in a long time.
However, without the proper help from a good defense attorney, the RN lost the case and she was disciplined and suspended.
The Texas Board of Nursing then subjected the RN and her license into 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, 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.