Nurses are always at risk for accusations of medical malpractice. If someone filed a complaint against you, your license could be put in danger if not defended by a nurse attorney. An RN from San Antonio, Texas is just one of the many examples of nurses who were charged with medical malpractice and failed to hire an effective nurse attorney.
On or about May 17, 2018, while employed as a Staff Nurse in a rehabilitation facility in San Antonio, the RN failed to initiate Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) when notified that a patient was unresponsive. Instead, after sending the patient care technician to get another nurse, the RN left the patient alone while she went to the nurse’s station to call the code.
In response to the incident, the RN states that she was not assigned to the patient but she responded when the tech yelled that something was wrong with the patient. She states she yelled for the tech to get help. She states she was unable to pull the patient to the floor by herself, and after waiting with the patient but seeing no one to help her, she ran back to the nurse’s station to grab the crash cart and dialed 911 while running down the hall. The RN states when she returned to the room the tech and the patient’s nurse had pulled the patient to the floor and were doing CPR. She further states that the patient’s outcome was not a result of her actions.
Because of this, the RN was disciplined by the Texas Board of Nursing. Furthermore, the RN failed to hire a nurse attorney to help her with her case.
If someone filed a case against you involving malpractice or negligence, it is wise to consult with a nurse attorney who knows everything about nurse cases.
Consult with Texas nurse attorney Yong J. An today if you have any questions about your disciplinary process. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An 24/7 at (832) 428-4579