Inaccurate medical records about a patient’s symptoms, diagnosis and/or medications can cause great harm to the patient as well as to the doctors and nurses assigned to take care of the patient. Their licenses could be at stake. Nurse attorneys on the other hand are the ones who take care of and help medical practitioners with their cases. For RNs, they do not need just any attorney but a nurse attorney. A nurse attorney knows the best regarding cases filed against RNs. That is why RNs should consider hiring a nurse attorney for the defense.
At the time of the initial incident, she was employed as an RN at a medical facility in Beaumont, Texas, and had been in that position for approximately twelve (12) years.
On or about August 9, 2020, while employed as an RN at a medical facility in Beaumont, Texas, RN pre-charted the case attendants, procedures, patient positioning, and outcomes, on the surgical documentation for a patient. RN’s conduct created an inaccurate medical record.
In response to the above incident, RN states that she accurately documented all treatment within the standard of care and as she had been trained. RN further states that no clients or other persons were ever at risk of harm from her practice of nursing, nor will RN’s continued practice of nursing pose any risk of harm to clients or other persons.
The above action constitutes 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)(D) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A), (1)(B),(1)(C),(6)(A)&(10)(B).
The evidence against the RN was strong. At the same time, she was not able to properly defend her case in court. As a result, her nursing license was placed under disciplinary action.
Avoid the similar thing from happening on your end. Make sure to find the right defense attorney in case a complaint will be filed against you before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). For more details or for a confidential consultation regarding accusations, it’s best to contact an experienced Texas nurse attorney. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney who represented more than 300 nurse cases for RNs and LVNs for the past 16 years. You can call him at (832)-428-5679 to get started or to inquire for more information regarding nursing license case defenses.