An experienced nurse attorney has helped a number of RNs and LVNs on cases that may lead towards disciplinary action. But it does not mean that all nurses can hire a nurse attorney once as they go through their respective cases. This incident that an RN committed on November 9, 2010, is an example of this matter.
While the RN was working at a hospital in Houston, Texas, the RN administered medications assigned to a certain patient, but was administered to a different patient. As a result, the blood pressure of the patient who received the medication started to drop. Consequently, the patient required emergency treatment which raised the hospital bills.
The resulting action caused the blood drop of the patient, and the family of the patient took legal action regarding the matter as it may have caused further injury or even death to the patient. Thus, the RN was called by the Board to defend against the case.
She stated that she mistakenly applied blood pressure medications to the wrong patient within a room for four patients. Upon noticing her error, she immediately notified the situation to a physician. The physician then instructed another nurse to monitor the patient instead of her. This caused physician to apply the correct medication needed for the patient at this point.
The Texas Board of Nursing then placed the RN and her nurse license into disciplinary proceedings. She would have sought assistance from a good nurse attorney to provide a better detail to further clarify her defense. All you need is a skilled nurse attorney for further assistance if you ever want to get a clarified statement to assist you in avoiding sanctions placed to you by the board.
Gladly, Nurse Attorney Yong J. An, an experienced nurse lawyer for various licensing cases for 14 years, can assist you. You just have to contact him at his office by calling(832)-428-5679 to schedule a private consultation with you.