When facing any charges it is best to seek help from a nurse attorney. A nurse attorney is someone who represents RNs and LVNs in court. They are also the ones who react and make decisions quickly in demanding conditions.
At the time of the initial incident, an RN was employed as a Registered Nurse (RN) at a Hospital in Grand Prairie, Texas, and had been in that position for one (1) year and eight (8) months.
On or about March 11, 2018, while employed as a Registered Nurse, the RN failed to timely notify the physician after a patient experienced a fall during her shift. Instead, the RN notified the physician of the patient’s fall approximately four (4) hours later at the end of her shift, and after the oncoming shift, RN refused to accept care of the patient. The patient was subsequently sent to the emergency room for evaluation and was diagnosed with a fractured cheekbone. The RN’s conduct deprived the resident of timely medical interventions and unnecessarily exposed the resident to a risk of untreated pain and harm from complications associated with a facial fracture.
In response to the incident, the RN admits the patient fell during her shift. And that the patient was okay, had a small scratch on his nose, and his vital signs were within normal limits. The RN added that the patient denied headache, dizziness, or pain. And lastly, the RN states that she did not call the physician because the patient was responding normally.
The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) gave the RN the chance to defend herself. However, she was not able to provide a good defense for herself, especially when the evidence was brought up to her. Therefore, the Board placed her RN license to disciplinary action instead.
If you are summoned to appear before a licensing board regarding a disciplinary incident, you will need an experienced nurse attorney who knows how to handle nurse cases.
Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is a Texas nurse licensed defense lawyer that has a proven track record. He has over 16 years of experience handling Texas BON disciplinary action cases and has helped protect the license of numerous nurses in Texas. For a confidential consultation, call or text him at (832) 428-5679.