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 September 28, 2016, through November 29, 2016, while employed as a Family Nurse Practitioner in a hospital in Houston, the RN allegedly failed to collaborate with her supervising physician and obtain records from a patient’s infectious disease specialist, prior to providing care for the medically complex patient with HIV/AIDS.
Her conduct could have injured the patient from the care provided without the benefit of knowledge and expertise from the appropriate licensed personnel.
On the same day, the RN also inappropriately treated the patient with Kenalog and Fluticasone (both corticosteroids) without first confirming his home medications and history. As a result, the medication is contraindicated. The RN’s conduct unnecessarily exposed the patient to a risk of harm from adverse effects as the concomitant use of Kenalog and Fluticasone with Ritonavir is advised against and may lead to adrenal insufficiency and Cushing’s syndrome.
During the defense, the RN states:” I have been the primary caregiver for numerous HIV/Aids patients with similar presenting complaints and medical diagnoses as the patient. I have consulted with my supervising physician when treating these HIV patients and treated the patient with the same treatment plan that was suggested to me by my supervising physician during each of the previous patient cases. Additionally, based on specific conversations with the patient, it was my belief that he would also be seeing his infectious disease (ID) physician manage his HIV. It was my professional opinion that his ID specialist would evaluate and determine the best medical plan of care to treat any lingering symptoms.”
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.
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.