Negligence while at work is a serious case, which is why a nurse attorney is needed if you get accused of this kind of scenario. However, some who thought they were guilty of the charges failed to hire a nurse attorney just because they thought it’s the doom for their RN or LVN license already. But that is not entirely the case as there is still hope.
Unfortunately, an RN from El Paso failed to do this, resulting in disciplinary action from the Texas Board of Nursing. Take note that the Board handles all of the cases that may affect the RN or LVN license from receiving the suspension, disciplinary action, or revocation. However, with the right nurse attorney for the case, rest assured that the case can go according to the nurse’s favor, especially if the nurse has a good defense against the case.
On or about September 23, 2017, through October 7, 2017, the RN failed to provide skilled nursing home care, including assessment, medication administration, and care to her patient, who is diabetic and had an affected foot, as ordered by the physician. She failed to notify the physician of changes in the patient’s health status. Subsequently, the patient was evaluated and treated at the hospital, where he had a toe amputated. The RN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient from a potential delay in necessary medical treatment and may have contributed to the patient’s amputation.
During the hearing, the RN states the patient was referred for skilled nurses to admit and perform wound care 2-3 times a week. She states she admitted that the patient as ordered wound care and did his follow up treatments at his house in the evening because the patient was in hyperbaric treatment in the mid-morning at the hospital. The patient lived out in the country.
The RN states during her admission, the patient’s toe was just floating according to her assessment. His finger stick blood sugar was always high and he was non-compliant with his diabetes management. The patient was not happy about twice a week visits in the beginning. It was too inconvenient for him. The RN indicates that there were times she had visits scheduled and the patient would be home but would no answer the door. States she would notify the doctor’s office of high blood glucose and patient refusal. She also indicates that the doctor wanted to amputate the toe, but the patient refused, which is why they were trying the hyperbaric treatment.
This is the reason why the Texas Board of Nursing discipline and suspended her license.
If you also received a letter from the Texas Board of Nursing regarding a case or complaint filed on you, you should hire a nurse attorney immediately before it’s too late. Texas nurse attorney Yong J. An is one of those dedicated nurse lawyers who helped various nurses in their cases since 2006. You may contact him 24/7 at (832) 428-5679 for more information or if you want to schedule a private consultation.