It’s best to seek the help of an experienced, skilled nurse attorney when facing different complaints and allegations. However, some nurses tend face the results instead and tend to forget the fact that a nurse attorney is what they need when accused of numerous accusations. Because they really felt like they should be responsible even if they never intended to commit such an error.
At the time of the incident, an RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a hospital in Lake Jackson, Texas, and had been in that position for two (2) years and three (3) months.
On or about January 26, 2020, while employed as a Registered Nurse, the RN falsely documented that she observed the Patient during the report at 0700 and that the patient had regular respirations and good color, although video surveillance does not show that the RN entered the patient’s room at any point from 0645 to 0806. Subsequently, a code was called on the patient at 0803 and the patient was pronounced deceased at 0829. The RN’s conduct created an inaccurate medical record and was likely to injure the patient in that subsequent caregivers would not have accurate information on which to base their care decisions.
As a result, the Texas Board of Nursing placed her license to disciplinary action. It’s too bad that she failed to hire a nurse attorney for assistance if she had every reason to defend herself in the first place. Her defense would have gotten better if she actually sought legal consultation from a Texas nurse attorney as well.
So, if you’re facing a complaint from the Board, it’s best to seek legal advice first. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is willing to assist every nurse in need of immediate help for nurse licensing cases. To contact him, please dial (832)-428-5679 for a confidential consultation or for more inquiries.