An experienced nurse attorney has surely helped a lot of RNs and LVNs when it comes to cases that may lead to disciplinary action. Unfortunately, not all nurses were able to hire a nurse attorney as they underwent such cases. This incident that an RN committed was one of those examples.
On or about February 24, 2011an RN from Houston made a mistake in one of the medications which caused a patient to pass away. When summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing, the RN states that she drew the wrong amount of Solu-Medrol and administered it to an ER patient during a very busy time. She also states that a patient had passed away under her watch and there was a question if telemetry leads on the patient were attached. She states that the leads were attached and the monitor tech did not tell her there was no telemetry signal coming in as she was preoccupied with putting in order for another nurse. She further states that she was not at fault for causing this patient to pass away.
The Texas Board of Nursing has full jurisdiction over all cases regarding errors committed by an RN or LVN.
The following incident and defense against the case caused the Texas Board of Nursing to place the RN and her license into disciplinary proceedings. She would have sought assistance from a good nurse attorney to provide clarifications towards the case.
It’s best to seek the help of a nurse attorney when facing different complaints and allegations. However, some nurses tend to face these results instead without thinking that nurse attorneys are always reliable for matters such as these.
If you’ve ever done any errors 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 lawyer for various licensing cases for 14 years, can assist you by contacting him at (832) 428-5679.