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Whenever someone filed a complaint against you involving negligence while at work, your license could be put in danger if not defended by a nurse attorney. An RN from Texarkana, Texas is just one of the many examples of nurses who were found to be negligent while working.

At the time of the initial incident, she was employed as an RN at a hospital in Texarkana, Texas, and had been in that position for five (5) years and nine (9) months.

On or about October 30, 2020, while employed as an RN at a hospital in Texarkana, Texas, RN did the following:

  1. RN administered Patient MV’s evening medications to Patient JK in error. As a result, Patient JK began drooling, had unsteady gait, slurred speech, was incontinent of urine, and was combative and agitated. Patient JK was subsequently transported to the Emergency Room (ER) for assessment and observation. RN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient in that the administration of incorrect medications could result in the patient suffering from adverse reactions and contributed to the patient’s subsequent change in condition.
  2. RN failed to administer Gabapentin, Risperidone, and Lithium to the aforementioned Patient JK at 1500, as ordered by the physician. RN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient in that failing to administer medications as ordered by the physician could result in non-efficacious treatment.
  3. RN falsely documented that he administered Lithium and Risperidone to the aforementioned Patient JK at 1452 and 1456, respectively, in that Patient JK was in the ER at that time. RN’s conduct was deceptive, created an inaccurate medical record, and was likely to injure the patient in that subsequent care givers would not have accurate information to base their decisions for future care.

In response, RN states she was working two units that day, and at the time of the incident, RN states she was at the other unit, which was only 28 yards away. RN states that nobody contacted her, talked to her, or questioned her about what happened that day.

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)(I) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C),(4),(6)(A),(6)(H),(10)(B)&(12).

The Texas Board of Nursing then subjected the RN and her license into disciplinary action. The accusation would have been defended by an experienced and skilled Texas Nursing Law Attorney, had the RN hired one. Hiring a Texas Nursing Law Attorney for defense is applicable for any kind of accusation laid against an RN or LVN.

For more details and to schedule a confidential consultation, you must approach one of the most experienced Texas Nurse Attorney, Yong J. An. He 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.