A nurse attorney is dedicated to helping those who are wrongfully accused of others’ actions. However, there are some who don’t hire one due to personal reasons, even if it may affect their RN or LVN license in the process. This is what exactly happened to a certain RN in Dallas, Texas when she was accused of false documentation even if she never committed such an act.
The incident happened on or about November 5 to 7, 2016 when the RN falsely documented that she performed wound care for a patient on the Treatment Administration Record and nurse’s notes. However, there is an issue which caused the record to be considered as false even if the RN was able to provide her best assistance.
The issue was that the patient never received any wound care for three days already. The documentation and failure to provide wound care can cause an inaccurate medical record. It can also injure the patient during subsequent treatments because caregivers follow the nurse’s notes on file, and will follow what procedures should be done afterward.
The Texas Board of Nursing advised the RN to attend the hearing for her case, which she did so. She stated that she had an incident of a hospice who did not change the dressing for three days. However, the hospice stated that they did, which the RN documented.
The RN also stated that she was given a choice to quit her job as an RN or get fired from the hospital. As a result, the Texas Board of Nursing placed her license into suspension. The RN is still uncertain whether she will continue her duties as a nurse or not.
But it was better if RN was able to hire an experienced nurse attorney to defend her against the case. So if you ever need professional help for your case, it’s best to contact one of the finest nurse attorneys in Texas. Nurse Attorney Yong J. An will be glad to assist you once you contact him at (832) 428-5679 for a confidential consultation.