If you have a good defense on your side, a nurse attorney can provide excellent assistance. There are cases where some nurses might commit unexpected medical errors while on duty.
One such incident happened to an RN on or about October 4, 2006, when she failed to ensure that an incomplete physician’s order to administer Solu-Medrol to a patient was clarified, either by herself before the student nurse administered the Solu-Medrol. As a result, the student nurse administered Solu-Medrol 24 mg in a single morning dose to the patient, instead of Solu-Medrol 8 mg, as recommended by the manufacturer and intended by the physician. The patient suffered no untoward results from the error. Her conduct was likely to injure the patient from non-efficacious care due to a medication error.
Because of this, the RN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to defend her side. During the hearing, the RN states that neither the physician’s order nor the Kardex reflected the actual dose to be administered that morning, and acknowledges that both she and the student nurse failed to read the fine print on the dose pack that instructed the suggested division of doses. She points out that this was the only medication error committed by a student nurse “on her watch” during her entire tenure in the university hospital she worked at.
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.
The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) is the government agency that has jurisdiction to hear and decide administrative cases involving RN and LVN license. The Board has the power to suspend and/or revoke the nurse license. It is also the agency that is responsible for overseeing the practice of professional nursing all over the State of Texas.
The Texas Board of Nursing decided to revoke her license as a result of her actions. It’s because she failed to hire a good nurse attorney for the case, which is why her defense was not matched with the evidence that the Board possesses.
A good nurse attorney is always the best line of defense for these cases. This is the reason why Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is dedicated to helping those nurses in need to settle their cases. For a private consultation and other inquiries, it’s best to contact him for assistance by dialing (832)-428-5679.