Providing care to patients is the sole responsibility of an RN or an LVN. Any negligence or improper care is given to patients can be the doom of your career and license. So never hesitate to look for a nurse attorney in Texas for help and to protect your license from suspension or revocation.
At the time of the initial incident, an RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a hospital in Edinburg, Texas, and had been in that position for three (3) months.
An incident happened on April 23, 2019, when the RN was assigned to provide care for a patient in Austin, Texas. The RN inappropriately lifted and/or transferred the patient from the recliner she was in at the start of Respondent’s shift to the loveseat without a mechanical lift device and/or another person. Additionally, the RN failed to note that she could not appropriately lift and/or transferred in the patient’s medical record in accordance with her employer’s policies. On April 24, 2019, the patient was taken to the hospital and treated. The RN’s conduct may have contributed to the patient’s injury due to unsafe patient handling.
The medical record reflects that there is no clear etiology of fracture reported. DFPS concluded that the RN did not physically abuse or neglect the patient. The RN adamantly denies that she harmed the patient or had any knowledge of how the injury occurred. Additionally, the patient’s chronic history of osteopenia, lack of hover lift in the RV, and multiple caregivers may have caused the patient’s injury.
The RN has been disciplined by the Texas Board of Nursing because of the incident. Such matters can be dealt with with the help of an experienced nurse attorney. A nurse attorney can help you prove your innocence against the accusation cases that you are in.
Having a nurse attorney can help you solve your case or can be your defense against complaints, allegations, and accusation cases.
If you have questions about the Texas Board of Nursing disciplinary process, you can contact the Law Office of Nurse Attorney Yong J. An for a confidential consultation by calling or texting 24/7 at (832) 428-5679 and ask for attorney Yong.