If you have a good defense on your side, a skilled nurse attorney can provide excellent assistance. There are cases where some nurses might commit negligence or malpractice while at work. An RN from Irving is a perfect example of this scenario.
At the time of the initial incident, she was employed as an RN at a hospital in Irving, Texas, and had been in that position for two (2) years and three (3) months.
On or about April 17, 2019, while employed as an RN at a hospital in Irving, Texas, RN signed off on an incorrect surgical sponge count for a patient as the circulator nurse for the patient’s surgery. As a result, on November 29, 2019, a surgical sponge was removed from the patient’s abdomen, RN’s conduct resulted in an inaccurate surgical sponge count and was likely to injure the patient from unnecessary pain, infection, internal tissue damage, and subsequent surgical procedure.
In response to the above incident, RN states she understands that a retained sponge or any foreign body after surgery should never occur. RN states, to her knowledge, she counted the sponges correctly and audibly for the team to hear. RN states they used the whiteboard and the instrument count sheet. RN states the operation took almost 4.5 hours, compared to the normal 2 hours and she stayed an hour and a half past her scheduled time to leave without breaks. RN adds that at the time she was 9 months pregnant with a due date of April 21, 2019.
The above action constitutes grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(10)&(13), Texas Occupations Code, and is a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.11(1)(B),(1)(D)&(1)(O) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(B)&(4).
The Texas Board of Nursing gave the RN sufficient time to defend the complaints filed against her. However, there was a failure on the RN’s part to find the right RN/LVN license attorney to handle her case. The negligence of the RN/LVN license attorney led to the decision of the Texas BON to place the RN’s license under disciplinary action.
Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas nurse attorney. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is one of those dedicated nurse attorneys who helped represent more than 200 nurse cases for the past 16 years. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An 24/7 through text or call at (832) 428-4579 for a confidential consultation regarding any accusations from the Texas BON.