An experienced nurse attorney has surely helped a lot of RNs and LVNs when it comes to cases that may lead to disciplinary action. Unfortunately, not all nurses were able to hire a nurse attorney as they underwent such cases. This incident that an RN committed on September 1, 2015, was one of those examples.
On or about September 1, 2015, through September 30, 2015, while employed as a Home Health Nurse in Corpus Christi, the RN failed to report possible abuse of a patient, a three (3) year old pediatric patient, when she assessed and documented bruising to the patient of unknown origin for at least a month. The patient was subsequently taken to the hospital and diagnosed with suspected child abuse including bruising to the hymen, genital trauma and bruising to the patient’s body. The RN’s conduct exposed the patient to a risk of continued and/or unknown abuse.
The Texas Board of Nursing has full jurisdiction over all cases regarding errors committed by an RN or LVN. Thus, she was called by the Board to defend against the case.
However, without proper help from a good defense attorney, the RN lost the case. The following incident and defense against the case caused the Texas Board of Nursing to place the RN and her license into disciplinary proceedings. She would have sought assistance from a good nurse attorney to provide clarifications towards the case.
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.
If you’ve ever done any errors during your shift as an RN or LVN, and you wish to preserve your career and your license, an experienced nurse attorney is what you need. Nurse Attorney Yong J. An, an experienced nurse lawyer for various licensing cases for 14 years, can assist you by contacting him at (832) 428-5679.