Once a charge from the Board is filed, that case becomes public record and available for the world to see. When this happens, this makes it very difficult to get a job that takes insurance. An experienced nurse attorney knows how to avoid these pitfalls. This incident that an RN committed on April 11, 2018, was one of those examples.
At the time of the initial incident, the RN was employed in a hospital in Houston and had been in that position for ten months. On or about April 11, 2018, the RN allegedly failed to maintain a safe water temperature when she left the water running while bathing a patient. The patient received a superficial, partial thickness burn to right upper arm and a superficial burn over right scapula covering 2% of his total body surface area (TBSA) from exposure to hot water. The RN’s conduct unnecessarily exposes the patient to risk for burns and caused the patient to experience pain.
The Texas Board of Nursing has full jurisdiction over all cases regarding errors committed by an RN or LVN. However, the RN failed to present herself at the board during the hearing. In addition, she failed to hire an effective nurse attorney to defend her case.
The following incident and defense against the case caused the Texas Board of Nursing to place the RN and her license into disciplinary proceedings. She would have sought assistance from a good nurse attorney to provide clarifications towards the case.
A nurse attorney is someone who represents medical professionals in court. They are also the ones who react and make decisions quickly on demanding conditions.
Attorney Yong J. An is a Texas nurse license defense lawyer that has a proven track record. He has over 12 years of experience handling Texas BON disciplinary action cases and has helped protect the license of numerous nurses in Texas. For a confidential consultation, call or text him at (832) 428-5679.