Some nurses tend to forget the fact that they can hire a nurse attorney when accused of a case they wish to deny or never committed. This is because they really felt like they should be responsible even if they never intended to commit such an error. R100764N3523
On or about April 25, 2006, while employed as a Registered Nurse in a medical facility in Grove, the RN had low blood sugar, slurred speech, generalized weakness, and was falling asleep and unable to stay awake.
The RN was seen in the Emergency Room of the Hospital that day and diagnosed with hypoglycemia. The RN’s condition caused concerns about her ability to recognize subtle signs, symptoms or changes in patients’ conditions, and could have affected her ability to make rational, accurate, and appropriate assessments, judgments, and decisions regarding patient care.
On or about September 11, 2006, the RN had low blood sugar, was mentally subdued, was unable to stay awake, and had slurred speech. The RN was seen in the Emergency Room of the Hospital that day. Her condition again caused concerns as to her ability to recognize subtle signs, symptoms or changes in patients’ conditions, and could have affected her ability to make rational, accurate, and appropriate assessments, judgments, and decisions regarding patient care.
Because of this, the RN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to hear her side of the story. However, the RN failed to appear during the hearing. She also failed to send a nurse attorney to defend her case. Because of this, the RN was disciplined and suspended.
During the hearing, the RN states that she is a brittle diabetic and has had other hypoglycemic episodes. On the date in question, the RN states that she had not been sleeping well and had a bad headache. She further states that when she got to work, she was not feeling well and everyone noticed that she looked pale. She states that the nurses had her drink orange juice with sugar because of her bloody low and thought she was probably having a hypoglycemic episode. The RN was taken off the clock and went to rest with ice on her forehead. Additionally, the RN states that she was later taken to the Emergency Room.
The Texas Board of Nursing placed her RN license to disciplinary action. It’s too bad that she failed to hire a nurse attorney for assistance, knowing that 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.