Nurses can’t handle a case on their own whenever someone filed a complaint against them, their license could be put in danger if not defended by a nurse attorney. An RN from Galveston, Texas is just one of the many examples.
At the time of the initial incident, an RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a hospital in Galveston, Texas, and had been in that position for six (6) months.
It was on or about February 1, 2018, through April 30, 2018, the RN failed to administer bi-monthly injections of Humira to Patient A.M., as ordered. Consequently, the patient did not receive the injections for his medical condition, as ordered, for three (3) months and suffered from a significant flare-up of the patient’s condition. The RN’s conduct may have contributed to the patient suffering unnecessarily.
On or about December 28, 2018, the RN administered Bactrim 800mg in error to a patient, instead of administering the Bactrim to the correct patient, whose first and last names and ages were similar. The RN’s conduct exposed the patient to a risk of harm from adverse reactions to medication administered without the benefit of a physician’s expertise.
In response to the initial incident, the RN states she and the pharmacy sent refill requests to the physician’s office, but the physician would not send a renewal prior to the patient being seen in the office. Respondent documented that she accompanied the patient to the physician’s office on December 7, 2017, when the prescription for refilling Humira was given. Then in response to the incident that happened on or about December 28, 2018, the RN admits she gave the patient the wrong medication that was ordered for another patient.
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.
If you’ve ever done any errors or misdemeanors during your shift as an RN or LVN, and you wish to preserve your career and your license, an experienced nurse attorney is what you need. Nurse Attorney Yong J. An, an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for 14 years, can assist you by contacting him at (832) 428-5679.