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, medical abuse, and malpractices.
On or about September 28, 2018, while employed as a Registered Nurse in a medical facility in Milwaukee Ave., the RN allegedly incorrectly mixed five (5) tablets of Amoxicillin 500 mg tablets in with a bottle of Augmentin 500 mg tablets. The bottle of Augmentin was in use in the medication storage area for distribution to patients who have prescribed a dose of Augmentin in the Emergency Center.
Subsequently, the RN failed to timely document vital signs, patient assessment and reassessment, and administration of medication for a patient. Subsequently, the physician decided to transfer the patient for a higher level of care, and the RN failed to recognize the patient’s medical condition as urgent, complete a Memorandum of Transfer, and to call Emergency Medical Services (EMS) in order to expedite transportation for the transfer. The oncoming shift’s nurse had to get in contact with the RN in order to determine what medications had been administered to the patient and at what times.
When summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing, the RN denies all the allegations against her.
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 LVN and her license into disciplinary action. The accusation would have been defended by an experienced and skilled nurse attorney, had the LVN 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.