It’s best to seek the help of a nurse attorney when facing different complaints and allegations. However, some nurses tend to face these results instead without thinking that nurse attorneys are always reliable for matters such as these.
On or about November 26, 2015, an RN from El Paso failed to assess psychiatric patient, including completing a suicide risk assessment and contract for safety. Subsequently, the patient was found hanging from a room door hinge approximately one and a half (1 2) hours into the shift. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation was performed, but the patient expired. The RN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient in that significant changes in the patient’s mental health status may have gone undetected and prevented a timely intervention.
The Texas Board of Nursing sent a letter to the RN regarding the issue so then she can have the chance to defend herself.
During the hearing, the RN states that an assessment had not yet been performed at this point, an hour and twenty minutes after the start of her shift, but that this is not a violation in itself. She adds that she was the charge nurse that shift and the unit were short-staffed, but that it was her responsibility to be the one to assess the patient.
However, she was not able to provide a good defense for herself. Therefore, the Board placed her RN license to a disciplinary action instead.
If you ever undergo cases such as this, it’s best to seek the assistance of a good nurse attorney as it could make the case better in your favor. Be sure to find a nurse attorney who’s experienced and knowledgeable in several nurse cases to ensure the best assistance possible.
An RN or LVN who violates the state laws and issuances from the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) should seek proper help from a nurse attorney. Doing so could make or break their cases. As a matter of fact, the license can even be suspended or revoked if not defended properly.
If you also received a complaint regarding a case filed on you, you should hire a nurse attorney immediately before it’s too late. Texas nurse attorney Yong J. An is one of those dedicated nurse lawyers who helped various nurses in their cases since 2006. You may contact him 24/7 at (832) 428-5679 for more information or if you want to schedule a private consultation.