Whenever someone filed a complaint against you, your license could be put in danger if not defended by a nurse attorney. However, many failed to hire a nurse attorney, resulting in suspension or revocation of their license. Just like what happened to an RN in Big Spring. Read below to know her story.
At the time of the initial incident, an RN was employed as a Registered Nurse (RN) at a hospital in New Braunfels, Texas, and had been in that position for six (6) months.
It was on or about October 11, 2019, through October 12, 2019, an RN failed to properly assess and connect an NG tube for suctioning for a Patient. The RN’s conduct unnecessarily exposed the patient to a risk of harm from complications associated with a disconnected NG tube, including abdominal distention and pressure at the surgical site.
And on or about October 11, 2019, the RN failed to perform postoperative interventions for a Patient. The RN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient from undetected complications and/or changes in condition.
Regarding the NG tube, the RN states the NG tube was not hooked up to suction when rounds were done, nor was she told in the report that the patient’s NG tube was to be hooked up to suction. Regarding the Patient, the RN states she called the physician about a lab value and the physician got upset because she asked the RN if the patient had been up walking. The RN states she worked 7p-7a so she had no idea if the patient had gotten up that day. The RN states she told the physician she didn’t know but that she would find out.
However, the RN failed to hire an effective nurse attorney to help her with her case. Because of this, the Texas Board of Nursing suspended and disciplined the RN.
Do not fret if you find yourself in a similar situation the same as that of the RN mentioned above. All you need to do is to find the right nurse attorney who can help you in the case. Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas nurse attorney. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An and text or call attorney Yong 24/7 at (832) 428-4579