Whenever someone filed a complaint against you involving negligence at work, your license could be put in danger if not defended by a Texas nurse attorney. An LVN from Austin, Texas is just one of the many examples of nurses who were found to be negligent while on duty.
At the time of the initial incident, she was employed as an RN with a staffing agency and was temporarily assigned at a hospital in Allen, Texas.
On or about June 14, 2015, while employed as an RN temporarily at a hospital in Allen, Texas, RN did the following:
1. failed to accurately document assessments and interventions for three (3) different patients. RN’s conduct created inaccurate medical records and was likely to injure the patients in that subsequent caregivers would rely on her documentation to provide ongoing medical care for the patients.
2. administered Morphine 4mg syringe from the medication dispensing system for Patient A but administered it to another patient who had requested pain medication. RN’s conduct created inaccurate medical records and was likely to injure the patients in that subsequent caregivers would rely on her documentation to provide ongoing medical care for the patients.
In response, RN states that the patient was given pain medication that had been pulled under the wrong patient number; when this was realized by RN when she asked another nurse to witness the waste of excess medication, the error was reported to management.
The above actions constitute grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(10)&(13), Texas Occupations Code, and is a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.11(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C),(1)(D),(1)(M)&(3) and 22 TEX.ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C),(4),(5),(6)(A),(6)(G),(6)(H),(8), (10)(B),(10)(C),(10)(E) & (11)(B).
However, without valid evidence to defend her side of the story, the RN lost the case. Furthermore, the RN failed to hire a Texas nurse attorney to help her with her case. Because of this, the Texas Board of Nursing revoked the RN’s license.
Do not be stressed or anxious if you find yourself in a similar situation as that of the LVN mentioned above. All you need to do is to find the right RN/LVN license 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 RN/LV license attorney. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for 16 years and represented over 150 nurses before the Texas BON. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An, 24/7 through text or call at (832) 428-4579.