The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) has the jurisdiction to hear and decide cases involving the practice of professional RN and LVN in Texas. Any RN or LVN found guilty for violating the state laws and regulations may be subjected to a disciplinary case such as revocation or suspension of her RN or LVN license. The complaint can be filed before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). You should seek the nurse attorney to go through this procedures.
On or about June 12, 2012, a complaint was filed against the RN who was then currently working in a nursing home in Houston. The allegations stated that a patient was injured repeatedly while under the RN’s care.
The patient was a 95-year-old woman who was placed in a Houston nursing home when the family was no longer able to care for her needs.
During her admission, the patient sustained multiple injuries over the course of her stay. On two occasions, the patient’s legs were broken with fractures diagnosed. Each time the patient was transferred to the hospital for treatment and then returned to the nursing home.
Each time the documentation showed that the family had been “made aware.” This was reflected in incident reports that had been filed. The incident reports did not specify which family members had been notified.
A third injury took place in 2012 when the patient was being transferred from her bed. Documentation of the incident stated that the patient had been “dropped” during a transfer. The charted notes documented that a head injury was sustained and that family members were notified.
The patient was again transferred to the hospital and was evaluated in the Emergency Department. Interestingly, when examined by a physician, the day after the incident, the physician stated that there was no evidence of head injury. Five days following this examination, the patient died.
The family sued the RN assigned to the patient. They claimed that standards of care had not been met. They accused the RN of rendering negligent care.
The RN was given the chance to explain her side. She stated that she did all her best to take care of her patient. She also insisted that the patient’s family have been informed every time regarding the patient’s condition.
However, without the help of an experienced nurse attorney, the RN’s defense led to the suspension of her license.
The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) found her guilty for the complaint against her. She lost the case simply because the RN failed to find an effective and efficient nurse attorney.
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