When someone filed a complaint against you, your license could be put in danger if not defended by a nurse attorney.
On or about October 10, 2016, while employed as a Registered Nurse in Austin, the RN administered the wrong medication to two patients. The physician ordered the administration of Lisinopril 20 mg PO daily and HCTZ 12.5 mg PO daily and instead, she administered Lisinopril/HCTZ 20-25mg to the patient in error.
On or about November 20, 2016, the RN administered Docusate to a patient in excess of the physician’s order. The physician ordered for 100 mg of Docusate to be administered no more than three times to the patient. The patient had previously received three doses of the medication on November 15, 2016, November 17, 2016, and November 18, 2016, but the RN administered three additional doses to the patient on November 20, 2016, in excess of the order. Her conduct could have injured the patient by overmedicating him with Docusate, including nausea, vomiting, and abdominal cramping.
The Texas Board of Nursing is the one that has full jurisdiction on cases involving RNs and LVNs. Therefore, the RN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to explain her side. They interviewed the RN.
During the hearing, the RN states that there were systemic errors in the practice setting that contributed to the incidents alleged. In particular, the was not provided appropriate orientation especially given her unfamiliarity with the practice setting. Additionally, she was often the sole RN on the unit taking care of 30 patients, and even though she asked for help her requests were rebuffed.
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.
A RN or LVN who violates the state laws and issuances from the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) should seek proper help from a criminal 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.
Do not fret if you find yourself in a similar situation the 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