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 Sugar Land, Texas is just one of the many examples of nurses who were charged with negligence and failed to hire an effective nurse attorney.
At the time of the incident, she was employed as an RN at a hospital in Sugar Land, Texas, and had been in that position for six (6) months.
On or about January 21, 2020, while employed as an RN at a hospital in Sugar Land, Texas, RN failed to appropriately intervene, including failure to reassess and escalate care concerns after the patient exhibited hypotension for approximately three (3) hours. Additionally, RN failed to completely and accurately document conversations with the provider and failed to document administration of a provider ordered saline infusion. Subsequently, a rapid response was initiated, and the patient was transferred to the ICU with hemorrhagic shock; the patient expired the next morning. RN’s conduct resulted in an incomplete medical record and was likely to injure the patient from potentially adverse complications of undetected and untreated fluctuations in blood pressure, including possible demise.
In response, RN states a message was left for the provider at 1944 hours. RN states she again attempted to contact the provider at 2210 hours and received a call-back approximately twenty (20) minutes later with orders to administer bolus fluids and obtain labs. RN further states the provider arrived shortly afterward to the patient’s bedside.
The above action constitutes grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(10)&(13), Texas Occupations Code, and is a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.11(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(D),(1)(M),(1)(P)&(3) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12.(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C)&(4).
Unfortunately, the Texas Board of Nursing found her guilty of her deeds. Her RN license was subjected to disciplinary action. She did not hire a skilled Texas BON attorney to fully defend her case which led to this decision by the Texas Board of Nursing.
Make sure that you will not make the same mistake as the RN mentioned above in her case before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). Contact a Texas nurse attorney today who can provide you with a confidential consultation and evaluate your case and counsel you on the best steps to take. Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for 16 years and represented over 300 nurses before the Texas BON. Contact Mr. An by calling or texting him 24/7 directly at (832) 428-5679.