Facing any allegations may compromise your career and a nurse attorney could provide you with the best help. If you have any valid reasons, you may refer to a Dallas nurse attorney to provide further defense against your case.
At the time of the initial incident, an RN was employed as a Family Nurse Practitioner at a hospital in Galveston, Texas, and had been in that position for ten (10) months.
On or about January 2015, through October 2015, the RN’s practice fell below the minimum standards of nursing practice in that she engaged in non-therapeutic prescribing practices. During this time period, the RN issued prescriptions for controlled substances to patients without conducting appropriate assessments to justify her prescribing practices and/or exploring/ordering other treatment options in lieu of prescribing dangerous controlled substances to her patients. Further, the RN failed to collaborate, and/or completely/accurately document collaboration with a delegating/collaborating physician in the patients’ medical records; failed to appropriately monitor her patients for abusive and/or drug-seeking behavior; and failed to completely/accurately document in the patients’ medical files.
Then another incident happened on or about January 2015, through October 2015, the RN exceeded her scope of practice by treating psychiatric patients, though she is not licensed as a Psychiatric Mental Health Practitioner, without collaborating, and/or completely/accurately documenting the collaboration with a delegating/collaborating physician in the patients’ medical records. The RN’s conduct unnecessarily exposed the patients to the risk of harm from treating psychiatric patients without having sufficient education and training. Additionally, the RN’s conduct may have created an incomplete medical record and was likely to injure the patient in that subsequent caregivers would not have complete information to base their decisions for further medical care.
Then, on or about March 20, 2017, while employed as a Family Nurse Practitioner, the RN inappropriately prescribed medication by t eating the dementia diagnosis of a patient with the antipsychotic medication Ability when there is a black box warning against prescribing this drug to patients with dementia. Subsequently, the patient suffered adverse effects due to the medication. Further, the RN failed to collaborate with her delegating physician and/or the patient’s primary physician when prescribing Abilify. The RN’s conduct unnecessarily exposed the patient to potential complications. Additionally, the RN’s conduct may have unnecessarily exposed the patient to risk of harm from an incorrectly prescribed antipsychotic medication, created an incomplete medical record, and likely contributed to the patient’s adverse reaction.
The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) then subjected the RN and her license to disciplinary action. The accusation would have been defended by an experienced and skilled nurse attorney, had the RN hired one. Hiring a nurse attorney for defense is applicable for any kind of accusation laid against an RN or LVN.
For more details and to schedule a confidential consultation, you must approach one of the most experienced nurse attorneys in Texas, Yong J. An. He has assisted numerous nursing license cases since 2006. So if you ever encounter such an issue, it’s best to contact Dallas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An at (832) 428-5679 for a confidential consultation.