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Nurses are always at risk for accusations of medical malpractice or negligence.  If someone filed a complaint against you, your license could be put in danger if not defended by a nurse attorney. An RN from Irving, Texas is just one of the many examples of nurses who were charged with negligence and failed to hire an effective nurse attorney.

At the time of the initial incident, he was employed as an RN at a hospital in Pharr, Texas, and had been in that position for three (3) years and ten (10) months.

On or about July 4, 2020, while employed as an RN at a hospital in Pharr, Texas, RN failed to appropriately and timely intervene for a patient, who was COVID-19 positive and found in respiratory distress at 81% oxygen saturation on room air, in that he failed to administer oxygen to the patient; waited two hours to notify the provider; and waited another hour after that to call 911 as ordered. RN’s conduct resulted in a delay in emergency treatment for the patient that was needed to prevent further complications.

In response, RN states that he assessed the patient and notified the provider immediately. RN states that when transferring offenders to a higher level of care, they need security involvement, and there were only two ambulances which resulted in a wait time to transfer patients. 

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) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C)&(4).

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

Always remember that anyone can file a complaint against an RN/LVN with the state board for any reason. When this happens, all complaints need to be taken seriously no matter how trivial or unfounded they may appear. A nurse attorney is someone who can help you defend your license when the state board summons you. Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas RN license attorney. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for the past 16 years and represented over 300 nurses before the Texas BON. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An 24/7 through text or call at (832) 428-5679.