If you have a good defense on your side, a nurse attorney can provide excellent assistance. There are cases where some nurses might commit negligence while at work.
One such incident happened to an RN on or about May 16, 2008, through May 17, 2008, while employed in a medical facility in Houston, the RN failed to intervene and appropriately advocate for a patient and her twenty-four (24) to twenty-six (26) week gestational fetus in that she did not ensure that the Fetal Heart Monitor (FHM) was replaced, after it was removed earlier by another nurse at 2345 as ordered, when the fetus began showing late decelerations, which are the most ominous fetal heart pattern.
As a result, the critical change in the condition of the fetus was not observed and an ultrasound performed at 0220 on May 17, 2008, showed no cardiac activity and fetal demise. Her conduct may have contributed to the fetal demise.
On or about May 16, 2008, through May 17, 2008, the same RN failed to notify the Administrator on Duty or the Chief of the Department that the physician had ordered removal of the FHM from the aforementioned patient and the patient’s fetus was showing late decelerations, indicating a need for fetal heart monitoring; Ensure that the staff nurses clarified the order with physician and/or ensure that the physician was contacted to evaluate the patient in person; and ensure that a STAT ultrasound was timely obtained. Although the ultrasound, performed two (2) hours later, showed no cardiac activity and fetal demise, the patient was not informed until after the nurse from the subsequent shift contacted the physician. Her conduct may have contributed to the fetal demise.
In response to the incidents, the RN states that she was not aware of the physician’s order to remove the FHM and that if she had been informed of the FHM removal with the patient’s active bleeding, she would have “moved mountains” to jump in and take matters into her own hands. She indicates that she had four patients of her own and that after being advised of the ultrasound findings, she trusted one of the nurses to follow her instructions to notify the physician to come inform the patient.
An RN or LVN who violates the state laws and issuances from the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) should seek proper help from a nurse attorney. Doing so could make or break their cases. As a matter of fact, the license can even be suspended or revoked if not defended properly.
The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) is the government agency that has jurisdiction to hear and decide administrative cases involving RN and LVN license. The Board has the power to suspend and/or revoke the nurse license. It is also the agency that is responsible for overseeing the practice of professional nursing all over the State of Texas.
The Texas Board of Nursing decided to revoke her license as a result of her actions. It’s because she failed to hire a good nurse attorney for the case, which is why her defense was not matched with the evidence that the Board possesses.
A good nurse attorney is always the best line of defense for these cases. This is the reason why Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is dedicated to helping those nurses in need to settle their cases. For a private consultation and other inquiries, it’s best to contact him for assistance by dialing (832)-428-5679.