Accusations of negligence are something that a nurse attorney could be of great help for some nurses. However, some nurses tend to forget this fact because they really felt like they should be responsible even if they never intended to commit such an error.
On or about October 3, 2014, an RN working in a medical facility in El Paso failed to seek reasonable medical care for her nine month old son when she assumed care, custody, and control of the child and the child had suffered skull, wrist, pelvis, and femur fractures, as well as numerous external bruises, presumably caused by the child’s father. Further, the RN failed to report the injuries to local law enforcement or state or federal authorities, thereby unnecessarily and unreasonably delaying emergent medical care to the child. At the conclusion of their investigation, Child Protective Services determined that she was confirmed to have committed medical neglect, physical abuse, and neglectful supervision, which was further determined to have led to the child’s death.
This issue was filed as a complaint and sent to the Texas Board of Nursing. The Texas Board of Nursing has full jurisdiction in all cases that may affect the status of an RN or LVN’s license in the future. But they advise nurses to attend a hearing first before placing the sentence, which the RN attended for her career’s security.
However, the RN failed to attend the hearing or even failed to at least hire a nurse attorney to help her defend her case.
As a result, the Texas Board of Nursing placed her RN license to disciplinary action. It’s too bad that she failed to hire a nurse attorney for assistance, knowing that she had every reason to defend herself in the first place. Her defense would have gotten better if she actually sought legal consultation from a Texas nurse attorney as well.
So if you’re facing a complaint from the Board, it’s best to seek legal advice first. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is willing to assist every nurse in need of immediate help for nurse licensing cases. To contact him, please dial (832)-428-5679 for a confidential consultation or for more inquiries.