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Whenever someone filed a complaint against you which involves documentation failure, your license could be put in danger if not defended by a nurse attorney. An RN from Laredo, Texas is just one of the many examples.

On or about September 6, 2019, while employed as an Occupational Health Registered Nurse at a hospital in Laredo, Texas, RN failed to document the pregnancy status of an employee, who was reporting a needle stick injury that had the potential to harm the employee and/or her fetus. RN’s conduct resulted in an incomplete medical record and was likely to injure the employee from subsequent care decisions made without the benefit of accurate and reliable information.

In response to the above incident, RN states documentation on the patient was completed in the correspondence area of the chart and states her supervisor and medical director were notified of the incident.

The above action constitutes grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(10)&(13), Texas Occupations Code, and is a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.11(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(D),(1)(M)&(1)(O) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C)&(4).

The Texas Board of Nursing then subjected the RN’s license to disciplinary action. The accusation would have been defended by an experienced and skilled nurse attorney, had the RN hired one. Hiring a nurse attorney for defense is applicable for any kind of accusation laid against an RN or LVN.

Always remember that anyone can file a complaint against an RN/LVN with the state board for any reason. When this happens, all complaints need to be taken seriously no matter how trivial or unfounded they may appear. A nurse attorney is someone who can help you defend your license when the state board summons you. Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas RN license attorney. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for the past 16 years and represented over 200 nurses before the Texas BON. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An 24/7 through text or call at (832) 428-4579.