Negligence at work is a serious case, which is why a nurse attorney is needed if you get accused of this kind of scenario. However, there are some nurses who thought they were guilty of the charges failed to hire a nurse attorney just because they thought it’s the doom for their license already. But that is not entirely the case as there is still hope.
Unfortunately, an RN from Houston failed to do this. This results in disciplinary action from the Texas Board of Nursing. Always keep in mind that the Texas Board of Nursing handles all of the cases that may affect the license from receiving the suspension, disciplinary action, or revocation. However, with a right nurse attorney for the case, rest assured that the case can go according to the nurse’s favor, especially if the RN has a good defense against the case.
On or about January 21, 2018, while employed as a registered nurse in one of the hospitals in Houston, the RN abandon her nursing assignment, which included four (4) patients, without notifying the appropriate personnel. Her conduct was likely to injure patients by creating an unsafe clinical environment where there would be insufficient staff to take care of patient needs in the event of a medical emergency.
In response to the incident, the RN states that she had a family emergency and needed to leave the facility immediately and that she attempted, but was unsuccessful in contacting the charge nurse and nursing supervisor via phone. She states she notified several nurses who were working the shift to watch over her patients and left the facility. However, she did not give a report to a specific nurse.
If you’re facing cases such as this, and you think that additional disciplinary action should not be applied anymore, then be sure to hire a nurse attorney who can fully assist you. Texas nurse attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney for more than 14 years. To contact him for inquiries or to schedule a confidential consultation, dial (832) 428-5679 to proceed.