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 nurse attorney, their license could even be suspended or revoked.
A perfect example of this incident happened to an RN in Texas when she was disciplined for negligence.
On or about October 30, 2017, while employed as a Registered Nurse in a medical facility in Temple, the RN failed to administer medications, including insulin and heparin, to three patients. In addition, she falsely documented that the patients refused and spit out their medications, although the patients denied that this occurred. Additionally, the RN tracer tag did not correlate to her presence in the times she documented medications as refused, and medications had not been withdrawn from the Pyxis.
The RN’s conduct resulted in an inaccurate medical record and was likely to injure the patients in that subsequent caregivers would not have accurate and complete information upon which to base their care decisions.
Her conduct was also likely to injure the patients in that failure to administer medications as ordered by the physician could have resulted in non-efficacious treatment.
Because of this, the RN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to hear her side of the story. During the hearing, the RN states that she offered all ordered medications to all of her assigned patients and properly documented all refusals. She states that the tracer tags were unreliable, which was known by staff at the facility.
However, without valid evidence and a good nurse attorney to help her defend her side, the RN was disciplined by the Texas Board of Nursing.
This is just one of the many cases why every nurse in Texas is expected to act with prudence in practicing the profession. Gross negligence, disobedience or any form of offense on the part of an RN or LVN is never excused.
If someone filed a case against you, you will need a nurse attorney to handle your case. Any type of accusations can be defended, as long as there is a skilled nurse attorney ready to assist you during the hearing before the Board of Nursing. Find the right nurse attorney in Texas to help you with your needs. Contact nurse attorney Yong J. An directly by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 for a discreet consultation.