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An experienced nurse attorney in Fort Worth 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 in 2018, was one of those examples.

At the time of the incident, the RN was employed as a Registered Nurse in a medical facility in Dallas, the RN, and had been in that position for one year and five months.

On or about August 10, 2018, through August 11, 2018, the RN lacked the fitness to practice nursing in that home surveillance video showed that she was sleeping while on duty. Her conduct could have injured the patient in that it adversely affected her ability to recognize subtle signs, symptoms, or changes in the patient’s conditions, and could have affected her ability to make rational, accurate, and appropriate assessments, judgments, and decisions regarding patient care, thereby placing the patient in potential danger.

Additionally, at that same time, the RN made several factually inaccurate nursing note entries in a patient’s medical record which could be misleading. Her conduct resulted in an inaccurate medical record and could have harmed the patient in that subsequent caregivers would not have reliable information on which to base their care decisions.

In response to the incident, the RN states that she took Benadryl on the days of the incident not knowing the drowsy effects would still impact her the way it did. She states that on the nights of these incidents, she did not intend to neglect or fail to take adequate care of her patient.

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 criminal nurse attorney to provide clarifications towards the case.

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 criminal nurse attorney is what you need. Nurse Attorney Yong J. An, an experienced criminal nurse lawyer for various criminal cases for 16 years, can assist you by contacting him at (832) 428-5679.