If someone filed an accusation against you, it may compromise your career and a Dallas Nurse Lawyer could provide you the best help. If you have any valid reasons, you may refer to a Dallas Nurse Lawyer to provide further defense against your case.
An instance of this happened to a nurse in Dallas on or about November 27, 2018, when she allegedly failed to adequately assess a patient, including obtaining a fetal non-stress test, as required, after the patient was admitted at 28 weeks gestation with pregnancy induced hypertension.
Although the RN attempted to obtain a fetal non-stress test shortly after the patient arrived, she was unable to successfully capture sufficient fetal monitoring strips to complete the test. Over the next six hours, she intervened to treat the patient’s hypertension, as ordered, and the patient’s blood pressure normalized; however, the RN did not re-attempt the fetal non-stress test and did not correlate the significance of audible fetal heart tones and the inability to capture fetal monitoring strips. The RN did not obtain instruction and supervision when fetal heart monitoring could not be obtained. Although the RN spoke with the physician three times during her shift, she did not inform the physician that she had been unable to establish fetal heart monitoring in order to obtain a fetal non-stress test. An ultrasound conducted four (4) hours after the RN’s shift revealed that fetal demise had occurred; however, a pathologist subsequently determined that the placenta began changing during the prior two to three days, and that those changes were associated with a greater than expected rate of spontaneous abortion, stillbirth, preterm delivery and intrauterine growth restriction.
Her conduct may have contributed to the fetal demise.
This is the reason why every nurse who faced serious allegations should consult a nurse lawyer. Not doing so might put your license in danger by suspension or revocation.
The Texas Board of Nursing is the state licensing board that disciplines a nurse based on any negligence found. During this investigative process, the RN has the right of counsel. Therefore, it is essential to have experienced counsel when seeking to obtain defend, and protect your license. Texas nurse defense attorney Yong J. An will fight for your professional rights. To get started with a private consultation, you may contact him at (832) 428-5679.