Whenever someone filed a complaint against you involving negligence, your license could be put in danger if not defended by a nurse attorney. An RN from Houston, Texas is just one of the many examples of nurses who were accused of committing negligence.

On or about June 26, 2006, through May 10, 2009, the RN failed to perform required nursing assessments of five patients and failed to accurately and completely document in their medical records, including vital signs and weights, body systems assessments, assessments of Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter (P1CC) lines, and patient change of condition.

The RN’s conduct resulted in incomplete, inaccurate medical records and was likely to harm patients in that significant changes in the patients’ status may have gone undetected and untreated.

On or about April 11, 2007, the RN failed to appropriately assess and intervene regarding the elevated blood pressure of a patient, including reassessing the blood pressure and notifying the physician.

Additionally, the RN failed to appropriately assess and document other assessments when she admitted the patient and failed to administer an ordered medication. Her conduct unnecessarily exposed the patient to the risk of harm from complications due to untreated elevated blood pressure, resulting in an incomplete, inaccurate medical record, and may have resulted in non-efficacious treatment from the omission of ordered medication.

Because of this, the RN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to defend her side.

However, the Board thinks that her conduct resulted in incomplete, inaccurate medical records and was likely to harm patients in that significant changes in the patients’ status may have gone undetected and untreated.

Furthermore, the RN failed to hire a nurse attorney to help her with her case. Because of this, the Texas Board of Nursing suspended and disciplined the RN.

The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) is the government agency that has jurisdiction to hear and decide administrative cases involving RN and LVN in Texas. It is also the agency that is responsible for overseeing the practice of professional nursing all over the state of Texas. Any RN or LVN who is guilty of violating state laws and issuances from the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) may be subjected to penalties or fines if not properly defended by a nurse attorney. As a matter of fact, the RN license and LVN license can even be suspended or revoked.

Do not fret if you find yourself in a similar situation the same as that of the RN mentioned above. All you need to do is to find the right nurse attorney who can help you in the case. Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas nurse attorney. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An and text or call attorney Yong 24/7 at (832) 428-4579