Allegations while at work could be a serious case, which is why a nurse attorney is needed if you get accused of this kind of scenario. However, there are some nurses who thought they were guilty of the charges failed to hire a nurse attorney just because they thought it’s the doom for their license already. But that is not entirely the case as there is still hope.
Unfortunately, an RN from Houston failed to do this. This results in disciplinary action from the Texas Board of Nursing. Always keep in mind that the Texas Board of Nursing handles all of the cases that may affect the license from receiving the suspension, disciplinary action, or revocation. However, with a right nurse attorney for the case, rest assured that the case can go according to the nurse’s favor, especially if the RN has a good defense against the case.
On or about August 13, 2013, through August 20, 2013, while employed as a Staff Nurse in a hospital in Houston, the RN failed to administer Tdap Vaccines to three pregnant patients, as ordered, and failed to notify the providers who ordered the vaccinations that they had not been administered. Her conduct unnecessarily exposed patients and their unborn children to risk of injury from infections.
On or about October 22, 2013,the RN failed to disclose, during a license renewal application, that she was arrested by the Constable’s Office in Houston, Texas, and charged with “Driving While License Invalid” (a Class B Misdemeanor offense committed on February 19, 2012).
Because of this, the RN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to defend her side. During the hearing, she states that the facility would sometimes run out of vaccine and, in those cases, she would document that the vaccine was not available and deferred until the patient’s next visit. The RN further states she did not do any further documentation as she thought what she was doing was sufficient.
However, the Board of Nursing still disciplined and suspended the RN due to lack of an experienced nurse attorney to help her defend her side.
If you’re facing cases such as this, and you think that additional disciplinary action should not be applied anymore, then be sure to hire a nurse attorney who can fully assist you. Texas nurse attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney for more than 14 years. To contact him for inquiries or to schedule a confidential consultation, dial (832) 428-5679 to proceed.