A lot of cases can be filed against an RN or an LVN, one of those cases is about cases of negligence. Many nurses are being accused of negligence in which happens when an RN or LVN commits mistakes, errors, failures while they are doing their job. When RNs and LVNs are experiencing such scenarios, it is best to contact a nurse attorney to help you deal with and fight the case.
An RN from Abilene, Texas was employed as a Registered Nurse at a hospital and had been in that position for eight (8) months.
On or about August 5, 201 8. through August 7, 201 8, the RN failed to assess the right and left pedal pulses as per physician orders for ICU Patient, who posted interventional radiology with a venous sheath in place. Additionally, the RN also failed to monitor the fibrinogen laboratory results for the patient. The RN’s conduct exposed the patient to the risk of injury in that significant changes in the patient’s circulatory system may have gone undetected and prevented a timely intervention.
Then on or about August 6, 2018, through August 7, 2018, the RN also failed to ensure a continuous Heparin drip was infusing per physician orders for the Patient. Additionally, the RN failed to notify the physician when lab results later revealed a critically low hematocrit value of 18.4%. The RN’s conduct exposed the patient to the risk of harm from delayed medical interventions in response to critical lab values and from failure to administer medications as ordered by the physician, which could have resulted in the non-efficacious treatment of the patient’s condition.
In response, the RN states he was not neglecting or ignoring the patient and rounded on the patient at least hourly. The RN also states there were multiple orders related to the fibrinogen and this added to the confusion. Additionally, the RN states there was not a current heparin order and the orders that were in place were unclear. The RN also states he accepts full responsibility for his actions and any failure on his part was due to a lack of knowledge and experience.
The incidents above were the cause of the RN’s being put to discipline by the Texas Board of Nursing as well as his license. She would have sought assistance from a good nurse attorney to provide clarifications towards the case.
If you’ve ever done any errors or misdemeanors during your shift as an RN or LVN, and you wish to preserve your career and your license, an experienced nurse attorney is what you need. Nurse Attorney Yong J. An, an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for 14 years, can assist you by contacting him at (832) 428-5679.