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If you are a nurse in Forth Worth who is in jeopardy with the Texas Board of Nursing, you should call an experienced Fort Worth nurse attorney  for help.Unfortunately, not all nurses were able to hire a nurse attorney as they underwent such cases.

This incident that the RN from Fort Worth committed in October 2019, was one of those examples.

On or about January 11, 2019, through January 21, 2019, while employed as a Registered Nurse in a healthcare facility in Fort Worth and assigned to provide care to a patient, the RN failed to notify her supervising nurse and the treating physician of the stage 4 decubitus ulcer on the patient’s coccyx.

Consequently, the ulcer went unreported and untreated until the patient was seen by his primary care provider on February 21, 2019.

The conduct displayed by the RN was likely to injure the patient from a lack of required medical care.

Because of the incident, the RN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to hear her side. During the hearing, the RN states she informed the patient’s mother of the skin abrasion to the mid-sacrum and documented this action in her narrative. She states the patient’s mother instructed her not to treat or dress the wound as she was going to take care of it.

The RN further states she did not think it necessary to report the issue to her supervisor as it was only a skin tear, but in retrospect, she understands her failure to inform her supervisor of the patient’s condition could have caused him more harm than good, which was not her intention. She states she is greatly remorseful for her inaction.

The following incident and defense against the case caused the Texas Board of Nursing to place the RN and her license into disciplinary proceedings. She would have sought assistance from a good nurse attorney to provide clarifications towards the case.

If you’ve ever done any errors or misdemeanors outside or during your shift as an RN or LVN, and you wish to preserve your career and your license, an experienced nurse attorney in Waco is what you need. Nurse Attorney Yong J. An, an experienced Fort Worth nurse attorney for various licensing cases for 14 years, can assist you by contacting him at (832) 428-5679.