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Nurses are always at risk for accusations of medical malpractice or negligence.  If someone filed a complaint against you, your license could be put in danger if not defended by a nurse attorney. An RN from San Antonio, Texas is just one of the many examples of nurses who were charged with negligence and failed to hire an effective Wharton nurse license attorney. R150178N7146

This is exactly what happened to an RN in Wharton. Read on to find out her case.

At the time of the incident, the RN was employed in a medical facility in Wharton and had been in that position for two years and nine months.

On or about December 27, 2012, through January 22, 2013, while employed as a Case Manager RN in a hospital in Wharton, the RN failed to supervise wound care performed by licensed vocational nurses for a patient, and failed to ensure that the wound care orders were followed and proper supplies used. Single-use Purlion Gel was reused multiple times on the patient’s wounds, which compromised the sterility of the gel. Subsequently, the patient developed a Staphylococcus aureus wound infection. The RN’s conduct unnecessarily exposed the patient to risk of harm from medical complications, including wound infection, sepsis and death.

In response to the incident, the RN states that wound care orders are readily available to all visiting staff to view/review via their electronic devices. She asserts that wound care was performed by staff as ordered, and she herself gathered supplies for the field staff as needed. The RN adds that since the LVN who cared for the patient was in the office daily, they readily coordinated care on the patients on their shared caseload.

However, without an effective Wharton nurse license attorney to help her defend her side, the RN was suspended by the Texas Board of Nursing.

If someone filed a case against you involving misconduct, malpractice, or negligence, it is wise to consult with a Wharton nurse license attorney who knows everything about nurse cases.  Contact nurse attorney Yong J. An at (832) 428-5679 if someone filed a complaint against you.