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An experienced nurse attorney has surely helped a lot of RNs and LVNs when it comes to cases that may lead to disciplinary action. Unfortunately, not all nurses were able to hire a nurse attorney as they underwent such cases.

At the time of the incident, an RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a health facility in Lewisville, Texas, and had been in that position for four (4) months.

On or about May 2, 2018, while employed as a Registered Nurse, the said RN changed the diagnosis of the Patient from moderate persistent asthma to mild intermittent asthma, and discontinued the Patient’s Qvar inhaler, while leaving his rescue inhaler, without assessing and/or documenting her assessment of the patient’s frequency of symptoms, nighttime awakenings, rescue inhaler usage, and peak flow. The patient subsequently returned to the clinic on May 30, 2018, with complaints of tightness in his chest and wheezing, and required a breathing treatment. The RN’s conduct could have exposed the patient to a risk of harm from complications associated with uncontrolled asthma and/or exacerbation.

In regards to the incidents, the RN states that when she saw the patient on May 2, 2018, he reported wanting to drop his work restrictions and told her he had not had an asthma attack in years, the patient had a normal clinical assessment and states with his stated history of no recent asthma attacks, a diagnosis of moderate persistent asthma could be stair-stepped downward per facility protocols. The said RN adds that due to reported symptoms (or lack thereof), the use of a second steroid inhaler would not be medically indicated. The RN further states that the patient never mentioned having any chest tightness, shortness of breath, or wheezing without his inhaler.

The Texas Board of Nursing decided to revoke her license as a result of her actions. It’s because she failed to hire a good nurse attorney for the case, which is why her defense was not matched with the evidence that the Board possesses.

Do not fret if you find yourself in a similar situation 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 Nurse Attorney Yong J. An and text or call attorney Yong 24/7 at (832) 428-4579