It’s best to seek the help of a nurse attorney when facing accusations related to inappropriate assessment and intervention. However, some nurses tend to face these results instead without thinking that a nurse attorney is always reliable for matters such as these.
On or about November 13, 2018, through January 25, 2019, while employed as a Family Nurse Practitioner at a medical facility in La Porte, Texas, the RN failed to adequately document her assessments of Patient 1 and Patient 2, including reviewing the patients’ testosterone levels, prior to ordering a testosterone injection for the patients. Subsequently, the patient’s testosterone levels were found to be above high normal, along with high hemoglobin and hematocrit values, and the RN ordered continued testosterone administration. The RN’s conduct exposed the patient to a risk of harm from adverse effects of excessive testosterone dosing, including the risk of blood clots, heart attack, or stroke.
On or about December 11, 2018, through January 15, 201 9, the RN failed to obtain digoxin blood levels or verify that levels had been drawn recently by the cardiologist for the patient, prior to ordering refills of digoxin. The RN’s conduct exposed the patient to a risk of harm from adverse effects of non-therapeutic blood levels of digoxin, including digoxin toxicity.
The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) gave the LVN the chance to defend herself. However, she was not able to provide a good defense for herself, especially when the drug screening results were brought up to her. Therefore, the Board placed her RN license to disciplinary action instead.
If you also received a letter from the Texas Board of Nursing regarding a case or complaint filed against you, you should hire a nurse attorney immediately before it’s too late. Texas nurse attorney Yong J. An is one of those dedicated nurse lawyers who helped various nurses in their cases since 2006. You may contact him 24/7 at (832) 428-5679 for more information or if you want to schedule a private consultation.