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Complaints from patients may cause your license and career at risk. Issues such as this may greatly affect your future career, but only if you failed to hire a nurse attorney for the case. There are some RNs and LVNs who missed their chances to get a better defense just because they weren’t able to hire any nurse attorney to defend them.

At the time of the initial incident, an RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a health facility in Richardson, Texas, and had been in that position for seven (7) months.

On or about December 4, 2020, through December 7, 2020, while employed as a Registered Nurse, and caring for a minor patient, the said RN failed to appropriately collaborate with the patient’s parent, and her supervising physician, the patient’s usual provider, when the RN referred the patient to the hospital for inpatient treatment after reports of suicidal ideation with a plan. Additionally, the RN failed to collaborate with the hospital regarding the patient’s intake assessment and status. Further, the RN failed to appropriately revise the patient’s plan of care when the RN was informed that the patient was denied admission to the hospital and was out of his prescribed Zoloft, and failed to refill his medication. The conduct of the RN exposed the patient to a risk of harm from inadequate mental health treatment and sudden cessation of an SSRI medication, including increased suicidal thoughts, self-harm, or suicide.

In light of the occurrence, it was asserted by the said RN  that this was her first time seeing a minor patient and agreed to see the patient in lieu of the patient’s primary provider, and patient. reported suicidal thoughts with multiple plans. The RN states she recommended that the patient be evaluated for an inpatient hospitalization, and she consulted with another provider and both providers agreed minor Patient needed to be admitted to a psychiatric hospital. The RN further added that she did not refill a minor patient’s Zoloft and recommended inpatient hospitalization instead.

However, the Texas Board of Nursing found that his conduct violates the Texas Occupations Code. As a result, he receives disciplinary and further sanctions from the Texas Board of Nursing (BON).

This is just one of the cases why every RN in Texas is expected to act with prudence in practicing the profession. Gross negligence or disobedience on the part of the RN is never excused.

Avoid committing the same mistake the RN did. Find the right nurse attorney in Texas to help you with your needs. Contact nurse attorney Yong J. An, directly by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 for a discreet consultation.