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Inaccurate medical records about a patient’s symptoms, diagnosis and/or medications can cause great harm to the patient as well as to the doctors and nurses assigned to take care of the patient. Their licenses could be at stake. Attorneys on the other hand are the ones who take care of and help medical practitioners with their cases. For RNs, they do not need just any attorney but a nurse attorney. A nurse attorney knows the best regarding cases filed against RNs. That is why RNs should consider hiring a nurse attorney for the defense.

On or about June 6, 2020, and June 7, 2020, while employed as a Labor & Delivery Nurse at a medical facility in McKinney, Texas, RN failed to accurately document the patient’s Body Mass Index (BMI) score while completing the Postpartum Risk Assessment, resulting in inaccurate hemorrhage risk assignments. RN’s conduct resulted in an inaccurate medical record and could have exposed the patient to a risk of harm.

In response to the above incident, RN states that the physician was rushing the staff to get the patient into surgery, so she was not given time to do the hemorrhage risk assessment, and then chose the wrong category for BMI in the computer. RN adds that other staff confirmed later that the BMI and hemorrhage risk assessment tool is often not done, or done incorrectly, by other nurses. 

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)(C),(1)(D)&(1)(M) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A),(1)(B)&(4).

The Texas Board of Nursing then subjected the RN’s license to disciplinary action. The accusation would have been defended by an experienced and skilled nurse attorney, had the RN hired one. Hiring a nurse attorney for defense is applicable for any kind of accusation laid against an RN or LVN.

Always remember that anyone can file a complaint against an RN/LVN with the state board for any reason. When this happens, all complaints need to be taken seriously no matter how trivial or unfounded they may appear. A nurse attorney is someone who can help you defend your license when the state board summons you. Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas RN license attorney. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for the past 16 years and represented over 300 nurses before the Texas BON. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An 24/7 through text or call at (832) 428-5679.