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Whenever someone filed a complaint against you involving negligence, your license could be put in danger if not defended by a nurse attorney. An RN from Houston, Texas is just one of the many examples of nurses who were accused of negligence.

On or about April 21, 2015, while employed in a medical facility in Temple, Texas, an RN failed to assess a patient and notify the physician when unlicensed staff called to report that the consumer was experiencing respiratory distress despite having had four scheduled Albuterol treatments administered. Instead, the RN directed the unlicensed staff to administer additional Albuterol.

Because of this, the RN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing. During the defense, she states that the Consumer had just moved into the group home and that during the week she made multiple visits to assess the consumer and was in contact with unlicensed staff to verify that staff understood discharge instructions from the ER, which included Albuterol treatments. She states the consumer made a 2nd trip to the ER on April 21st and she assessed him and his discharge orders on April 22nd.

The RN further states she dedicated many hours to this consumer over the course of that week and never refused to assess him for respiratory distress and that due to the distance, staff had been instructed to send him to the ER multiple times that week.

In addition, she states this employer had a history of running through nurses and that there were too many non-nurses making nursing decisions at the expense of the individuals being served.

However, the Board thinks that her conduct was likely to injure the patient by depriving the physician of vital information that would be required to institute timely medical interventions to stabilize the patient’s condition.

Furthermore, the RN failed to hire a nurse attorney to help her with her case. Because of this, the Texas Board of Nursing suspended and disciplined the RN.

The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) is the government agency that has jurisdiction to hear and decide administrative cases involving RN and LVN in Texas. It is also the agency that is responsible for overseeing the practice of professional nursing all over the state of Texas. Any RN or LVN who is guilty of violating state laws and issuances from the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) may be subjected to penalties or fines if not properly defended by a nurse attorney. As a matter of fact, the RN license and LVN license can even be suspended or revoked.

Do not fret if you find yourself in a similar situation the same as that of the RN mentioned above. All you need to do is to find the right nurse attorney who can help you in the case. Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas nurse attorney. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An and text or call attorney Yong 24/7 at (832) 428-4579