The work that nurses do is often unappreciated. And sometimes, a bit of negligence could lead to a more serious scenario such as filing a suit against them. If this happens to an RN, they should know how to protect and defend themselves. If not properly defended by a nurse attorney, their license could even be suspended or revoked. R100710N1643
A perfect example of this incident happened to an RN in Texas when she was disciplined for negligence.
On or about April 25, 2007, while employed in a hospital in Houston, the RN failed to communicate to a physician or primary care provider, with urgency, changes in the condition of a patient who was assigned to her care.
The RN also failed to accurately and completely document care provided to the patient. Her conduct resulted in an inaccurate medical record and was likely to injure the patient in that subsequent caregivers did not have accurate and complete information on which to base their decisions for further interventions and care.
Subsequently, the patient, who was experiencing respiratory distress, adverse changes in vital signs, and low oxygen saturation levels, was found unresponsive and eventually died.
The RN’s failure to communicate complete and accurate information to a primary care provider may have denied said patient of timely medical interventions, which may have prevented the patient’s demise.
Because of this, the RN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to hear her side of the story.
However, without valid evidence and a good nurse attorney to help her defend her side, the RN was disciplined by the Texas Board of Nursing.
This is just one of the many cases why every nurse in Texas is expected to act with prudence in practicing the profession. Gross negligence, disobedience or any form of offense on the part of an RN or LVN is never excused.
If someone filed a case against you, you will need a nurse attorney to handle your case. Any type of accusations can be defended, as long as there is a skilled nurse attorney ready to assist you during the hearing before the Board of Nursing. Find the right nurse attorney in Texas to help you with your needs. Contact nurse attorney Yong J. An directly by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 for a discreet consultation.