Accusations at work could be a serious case, which is why a nurse attorney is needed if you get accused. However, some who thought they were guilty of the charges failed to hire a nurse attorney just because they thought it’s the doom for their RN or LVN license already. But that is not entirely the case as there is still hope.
At the time of the initial incident, an RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a hospital in Richardson, Texas, and had been in that position for four (4) months.
On or about May 27, 2016, through March 22, 2017, the RN submitted incomplete nursing visit notes for four (4) patients without her electronic signature. The RN’s conduct created incomplete medical records and was likely to injure the patients in that subsequent caregivers would not have complete information to base their future care decisions.
And on or about July 1, 2016, through March 13, 2017, the RN failed to perform nursing visits and/or failed to complete and submit nursing visit notes for the patients. The RN’s conduct unnecessarily exposed the patients to a risk of harm from undetected complications, created incomplete medical records, and/or was likely to injure the patients in that subsequent caregivers would not have complete information to base their future care decisions.
Then on or about August 12, 2016, through December 24, 2016, the RN submitted nursing visit notes for Patients JF and AY, but failed to obtain a patient and/or caregiver signature. The RN’s conduct created incomplete medical records.
The RN was given the chance for defense against the case and presented herself to the Board. During the investigation, she admits she didn’t always enter the vital signs because it was difficult with her tablet, but she always wrote them down in her personal notebook. The RN states that in December 2018, her case manager approached her about some missing documentation dating back to 2016. The RN states that she feels the documentation issues are the company’s fault because they kept changing the documentation process when they started using the electronic documentation program. The RN further states that if there were issues with her documentation, she should have been notified in a timely manner.
Despite her explanation, the Texas Board of Nursing placed her under disciplinary action. Hiring the right nurse attorney for this case would be of great help, knowing that she admits to the accusations.
Losing your license may greatly affect your future career, but only if you failed to hire a nurse attorney for your case. There are some RNs and LVNs who missed their chances to get their license saved from revocation just because they weren’t able to hire any nurse attorney to properly defend them.
If you’re having trouble against cases that you were accused of doing, and you deny those facts, then seek the help of Nurse Attorney Yong J. An. To get started with a private consultation, you may contact him at (832) 428-5679.