Whenever someone filed a complaint against you involving negligence at work, your license could be put in danger if not defended by a nurse attorney. An RN from Texas is just one of the many examples of nurses who were found to be negligent while on duty.
At the time of the initial incident, an RN was employed as a Family Nurse Practitioner at a medical facility in Denton, Texas, and had been in that position for three (3) years and eleven (11) months.
On or about November 29, 2017, while working as a Family Nurse Practitioner in the Emergency Department (ED) at a hospital facility, the RN failed to order appropriate diagnostic and screening tests to provide a pertinent medical diagnosis and treatment for the patient, a ten (10) week old infant, who presented to the ED with bronchiolitis and parental complaints of nausea, vomiting, fever, and dehydration; instead; the RN documented the patient as stable for discharge. The patient was then assessed by another provider who ordered diagnostic testing and elevated the patient to the next level of care over concerns of dehydration; the patient was subsequently admitted to the hospital for the respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), gastroenteritis, infectious diarrhea, and dehydration. The RN’s conduct unnecessarily exposed the patient to risk of harm from delay of diagnosis and treatment.
In response to the incident, the RN states she diagnosed the infant with bronchiolitis. The RN also states the patient was active, playful, and with a very wet diaper. The RN states she ordered bulb suction to clear the nasal passageway and gave albuterol. She discharged the patient as stable. She further states more than five (5) hours elapsed after discharge before the patient was escalated by another provider.
As a result, the Texas Board of Nursing then subjected the RN and her 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.
For more details and to schedule a confidential consultation, you must approach one of the most experienced nurse attorneys in Texas, Nurse Attorney Yong J. An. He has assisted numerous nursing license cases since 2006. You may contact him by dialing (832)-428-5679 if you wish to learn more information should you undergo accusations or any other case that may affect your license.