It’s best to seek the help of a nurse attorney when facing different complaints and allegations. However, some nurses tend to face these results instead without thinking that nurse attorneys are always reliable for matters such as these.
On or about July 26, 2018, while employed as a Registered Nurse in McAllen, the RN failed to reassess the health status of a patient after an acute change in condition; additionally, she failed to notify the physician that the patient was experiencing bleeding from a post-surgical site. Her conduct resulted in an incomplete medical record and was likely to injure the patient from untreated complications of post-surgical bleeding.
On or about September 19, 2018, the RN failed to document in the medical record of patient that she notified the physician on receipt of critical lab results of hemoglobin of 6.80 and procalcitonin of 2.64; furthermore, she failed to infuse blood components as ordered by the physician to stabilize the patient’s critically low hemoglobin level. Her conduct resulted in an incomplete medical record and exposed the patient to risk of harm in that failure to administer blood components as ordered could have resulted in non-efficacious treatment of the patient’s condition.
In response to the incident, the RN states she was informed during shift report that the physician was already aware of the patient’s surgical site bleeding. She also states it was very busy on the floor which kept her from returning to the patient’s room.
Additionally, the RN states, when she finally was free to return to the patient’s room, she heard a rapid response for the patient in the intercom.
The RN also states the patient was receiving morphine regularly and the next dose was not yet due. She further states the blood bank did contact her to say the blood was ready to pick up; she further states she was unable to administer the blood due to a new admission, as well as a heavy task load. She also states the physician was informed of the critical lab results during bedside rounds.
The Texas Board of Nursing sent a letter to the RN regarding the issue so then she can have the chance to defend herself. However, she was not able to provide a good defense for herself. Therefore, the Board placed her RN license to a disciplinary action instead.
If you ever undergo cases such as this, it’s best to seek the assistance of a good nurse attorney as it could make the case better in your favor. Be sure to find a nurse attorney who’s experienced and knowledgeable in several nurse cases to ensure the best assistance possible.
If you also received a complaint regarding a case filed on you, you should hire a nurse attorney immediately before it’s too late. Texas nurse attorney Yong J. An is one of those dedicated nurse lawyers who helped various nurses in their cases since 2006. You may contact him 24/7 at (832) 428-5679 for more information or if you want to schedule a private consultation.