Negligence at work is a serious case, which is why a nurse attorney is needed if you get accused of this kind of scenario. However, there are some nurses who thought they were guilty of the charges failed to hire a nurse attorney just because they thought it’s the doom for their license already. But that is not entirely the case as there is still hope.
Unfortunately, an RN from Houston failed to do this. This results in disciplinary action from the Texas Board of Nursing. Always keep in mind that the Texas Board of Nursing handles all of the cases that may affect the license from receiving the suspension, disciplinary action, or revocation. However, with a right nurse attorney for the case, rest assured that the case can go according to the nurse’s favor, especially if the RN has a good defense against the case.
In Dallas, a case was recently filed against an RN after a patient died as a result of alleged negligence.
According to the case filed, the patient was being transferred from a bed to a chair when she was dropped by the RN at a medical care facility. The patient apparently suffered significant head injuries as well as hip and leg fractures as a result of the fall. The patient was admitted to a local hospital for treatment of her injuries.
Unfortunately, the patient died only 12 hours after being admitted to the hospital. The cause of death was listed as cardio-respiratory distress and complications from a hip/pelvic fracture. The deceased patient’s husband filed a case against the RN, alleging that negligence by the RN directly attributed to his wife’s untimely death.
Because of this, the RN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to defend her side. However, she failed to hire an experienced nurse attorney to properly defend her side. Therefore, the Board of Nursing decided to discipline her RN license.
If you’re facing cases such as this, and you think that additional disciplinary action should not be applied anymore, then be sure to hire a nurse attorney who can fully assist you. Texas nurse attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney for more than 14 years. To contact him for inquiries or to schedule a confidential consultation, dial (832) 428-5679 to proceed.