In the past years, the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) is known to have regularly filed cases against erring nurse that resulted to the revocation of the professional nursing license. A RN nurse charged with the commission of a violation or omission of an act needs to be assisted by a proper legal counsel in order to present her defenses in a proper way. The assistance of a good lawyer also comes in handy in ensuring that the legal procedure is being followed.
Unfortunately, in one case filed before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON), a nurse named Matthew failed to hire the right attorney to handle his case. While employed in a particular medical institution in Texas, he was found to have failed to notify the physician after one patient exhibited non-verbal signs of pain, including rubbing his leg, moaning and crying, after experiencing a fall on the previous shift.
Instead, the RN nurse waited until the end of his shift and notified the incoming shift nurse that the patient involved might need an x-ray. The patient was later diagnosed with a fractured femur. The relatives and family members of the patient blamed the RN nurse for his failure to act promptly on the incident. According the complaint filed before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON), the RN nurse unnecessarily delayed the onset of medical interventions needed to prevent complications, and may have contributed to the patient’s continued pain.
While the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) heard the case, the RN nurse Matthew failed to hire the services of a Texas nurse attorney. Because of this, he was not able to defend himself. As such, his allegedly dishonorable conducts led to the loss of his RN nurse license in Texas.
Be prepared all the time. Consult with Texas nurse attorney Yong J. An today if you have any questions about your response letter or the disciplinary process by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 day, night or weekends.