If you have a good defense on your side, a nurse attorney can provide excellent assistance. There are cases where some nurses might commit unexpected medical errors while on duty.
One such incident happened to an RN on or about December 25, 2015when she failed to document the vital signs of a female patient, an elderly patient with a diagnosis of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) exacerbation, and pneumonia, from 5:44PM, when she assumed care of the patient, through 10:11 PM, when patient was transferred from the Emergency Department (ED) to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). The RN’s conduct resulted in an inaccurate, incomplete medical record, and was likely to injure the patient in that subsequent caregivers would rely on her documentation in order to provide further patient care, and her conduct was likely to injure the patient from possible complications of lung disease and pneumonia, including acute respiratory distress, cardiac arrest, and possible death.
Because of this, the RN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to defend her side.
During the hearing, the RN reports that the initial vital signs were done at 5:44 PM, that vital signs were not due again unless there was a change in condition, and that she gave a report at 6:47 PM to the oncoming nurse.
An RN or LVN who violates the state laws and issuances from the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) should seek proper help from a nurse attorney. Doing so could make or break their cases. As a matter of fact, the license can even be suspended or revoked if not defended properly.
The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) is the government agency that has jurisdiction to hear and decide administrative cases involving RN and LVN license. The Board has the power to suspend and/or revoke the nurse license. It is also the agency that is responsible for overseeing the practice of professional nursing all over the State of Texas.
The Texas Board of Nursing decided to revoke her license as a result of her actions. It’s because she failed to hire a good nurse attorney for the case, which is why her defense was not matched with the evidence that the Board possesses.
A good nurse attorney is always the best line of defense for these cases. This is the reason why Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is dedicated to helping those nurses in need to settle their cases. For a private consultation and other inquiries, it’s best to contact him for assistance by dialing (832)-428-5679.