Accusations are stressful issues for an RN or LVN, except when a nurse attorney assists you against the case. The Texas Board of Nursing is responsible for all hearings against RNs and LVNs undergoing a case that may revoke suspend or only discipline their license. Take note that nurse attorneys can also defend a nurse’s license against accusations.
This is the story of an RN who has been charged for alleged medical negligence, medical abuse, and malpractices.
On or about February 9, 2017, the RN removed a Tegaderm from the donor site of a plastic surgery patient, without a physician’s order. Additionally, the RN falsely documented that she obtained a physician’s order in her nurse’s notes.
The RN’s conduct unnecessarily compromised the sterile field and exposed the patient to a risk of infection. Additionally, her conduct created an inaccurate medical record.
During the hearing, the RN admits she removed the Tegaderm and replaced it with another one after the day nurse told her she needed to do a dressing change that evening. She states she has since learned from her manager that she is not to change the dressings on plastic surgery patients without a physician’s order.
However, without the proper help from a good defense attorney, the RN lost the case and she was disciplined and suspended.
The Texas Board of Nursing then subjected the LVN and her license into disciplinary action. The accusation would have been defended by an experienced and skilled nurse attorney, had the LVN 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, 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.