Nursing assessment skills are one of a nurse’ most valuable assets. This is the main reason why whenever someone filed a complaint against you involving negligence, your license could be in danger if not defended by a nurse attorney.
On or about September 29, 2017, while employed as a staff nurse in Tyler, Texas, a RN picked up the patient from her home, took her to her personal residence, and left the patient in the care of an unlicensed attendant that works in her home.
Additionally, the RN inaccurately documented completing a home health visit in the patient’s Medical Record. The RN’s conduct created an inaccurate medical record and was likely to injure the patient in that leaving the nursing assignment could have resulted in the patient not receiving the care that he needed.
The Texas Board of Nursing is the one who has full jurisdiction on cases involving RNs and LVNs. Therefore, the RN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to explain her side. She states she did take the patient to her home to pick up her son, and once arriving home she became sick. The RN further states one of the patient’s respite providers that also works in her home, offered to take him until she returned.
However, the RN failed to hire a nurse attorney to help her with her case. Because of this, the Texas Board of Nursing suspended and disciplined the RN. The Board stated that the RN should not do things which could exceed the limitations of nurse-patient relationship as well as false documentation of patient’s records.
Do not fret if you find yourself in a similar situation same as that of the RN mentioned above. All you need to do is to find the right nurse attorney who can help you in the case. Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas nurse attorney. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An and text or call attorney Yong 24/7 at (832) 428-4579.