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Whenever someone filed a complaint against you, your license could be put in danger if not defended by a nurse attorney

On or about December 22, 2017, while employed as a Family Nurse Practitioner in a medical facility in Olmito, the RN allegedly failed to adequately explain the procedure and obtain written consent of a patient, prior to attempting a resection and incision and drainage (I & D) of the mass on her finger. 

The RN’s conduct deprived the patient of information needed to make an informed decision regarding the procedure. 

In addition, the RN allegedly failed to timely and completely document the attempted resection and incision and drainage (I & D) of the mass on a patient’s finger. Her conduct resulted in an incomplete medical record and was likely to injure the patient in that subsequent caregivers would rely on her documentation to provide further care. 

Because of this, the RN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to defend her side. 

During the hearing, the RN states she discussed the risks, benefits, and alternative treatments and answered all questions prior to the procedure, and the patient gave verbal consent. 

In addition, the RN states the clinic uses a mixture of paper and computerized charting. In this case, a paper note was initially generated then later transferred into a computerized note because a minor procedure was performed. She states her documentation details the procedure, recommends to return to office in a week, and recommends lab procedures. 

However, the RN failed to hire an effective nurse attorney to help her with her case. Because of this, the Texas Board of Nursing suspended and disciplined the RN. 

Do not fret if you find yourself in a similar situation the same as that of the RN mentioned above. All you need to do is to find the right nurse attorney who can help you in the case. Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas nurse attorney. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An and text or call attorney Yong 24/7 at (832) 428-4579