Accusations are stressful issues for an RN or LVN, except when a nurse attorney assists you against the case. The Texas Board of Nursing is responsible for all hearings against RNs and LVNs undergoing a case that may revoke suspend or only discipline their license. Take note that nurse attorneys can also defend a nurse’s license against accusations.
On or about June 1, 2018, while employed as a Registered Nurse in a medical facility in Dallas, the RN allegedly failed to assess and intervene when a patient ‘s critically high International Normalized Ratio (INR) result of 10.7 was reported to her. She failed to relay this information to the physician and/or the oncoming nurse in shift report. Her conduct may have delayed the onset of emergent medical intervention.
During the hearing, the RN states that she never received the call from the lab about the critical value. The RN was still in the post nursing school residency program under the supervision of a preceptor at the time of the incident. Additionally, she taught an in-service program for all nurses on the floor at a monthly staff meeting after the incident and proactively took steps to improve facility protocol so that the incident would not be repeated.
However, without the proper help from a good defense nurse attorney, the RN lost the case and she was disciplined and suspended.
The Texas Board of Nursing then subjected the RN and her license into disciplinary action. The accusation would have been defended by an experienced and skilled nurse attorney, had the RN hired one. Hiring a nurse attorney for defense is applicable for any kind of accusation laid against an RN or LVN.
For more details and to schedule a confidential consultation, you must approach one of the most experienced nurse attorneys in Texas, Yong J. An. He has assisted numerous nursing license cases since 2006. You may contact him by dialing (832)-428-5679 if you wish to learn more information should you undergo accusations or any other case that may affect your license.