Any type of accusations or negligence can be defended, as long as there is a skilled nurse attorney ready to assist you during the hearing before the Board of Nursing. The Texas Board of Nursing has full jurisdiction regarding cases that may affect an RN or LVN’s license from suspension, disciplinary action or revocation.
Accusations regarding negligence are a must to be observed properly not only by the Board but by a nurse attorney. An example of this happened to an LVN in Dallas wherein several accusations are filed against about her negligence at work.
On or about April 18, 2017, while employed as RN in a Houston medical facility, the RN called the patient’s physician at his home about to notify him of the patient’s unexpected admission, but the physician chose to remain at home, about 20 minutes from the hospital, leaving the patient to be monitored by the RN.
The physician had a standing order at the hospital that, in the absence of complications, he was not to be summoned until labor reached the “crowning” stage, meaning that stage at which the child’s head comes into view.
The RN did not call the doctor when the patient reached the second stage of labor until 7:00am. About 7:45 a.m., the RN discovered that the fetal heartrate had dropped far below normal, indicating an acute oxygen insufficiency. The danger to the unborn child had probably existed for an hour, but had not been discovered because of inadequate monitoring. About 8:00 a.m., the RN called the physician at home while the RN immediately took the patient to the delivery room, where she gave birth to a girl.
As a result of the asphyxiation, the baby suffered grave and permanent birth defects. The doctor finally arrived after the birth.
When summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing, the RN states that she contacted the resident’s physician three times that afternoon after the incident. Each time she spoke with someone at the physician’s office, and each time she relayed the medical findings.
Unfortunately, the Texas Board of Nursing believed that there is not enough evidence to support the RN’s defense.
Because of this incident, the Texas Board of Nursing then subjected the RN 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)-428-567 if you wish to learn more information should you undergo accusations or any other case that may affect your license.