The work that nurses do is often unappreciated. And sometimes, a bit of negligence could lead to a more serious scenario such as filing a suit against them. If this happens to an RN, they should know how to protect and defend themselves. If not properly defended by a Houston nurse attorney, their license could even be suspended or revoked.
On or about May 31, 2017, while employed as a Registered Nurse in San Antonio, the RN failed to monitor and reassess heart and respiratory rates, when alarms were sounding indicating high and/or low levels for pediatric patients.
Additionally, the RN failed to notify the physician regarding changes in the condition of the patients. Her conduct exposed the patients to a risk of harm in that significant changes in the patient’s statuses may have gone undetected and prevented a timely intervention.
In response to the incident, the RN admits she did not respond as swiftly as she would have liked regarding the alarms, and the week of May 31, 2017, was her first week in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PACU) without a supervising nurse. She states her lack of reflex-level familiarity with the PACU equipment undoubtedly affected how quick she identified and responded to alarms.
The RN denies she failed to notify the physician, but agrees that she did fail to document calls and understands such documentation omissions could be misinterpreted as failure to notify a physician.
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.
Attorney Yong J. An is a Texas nurse license defines lawyer that has a proven track record. He has over 12 years of experience handling Texas BON disciplinary action cases and has helped protect the license of numerous nurses in Texas. For a confidential consultation, call or text him at (832) 428-5679.