Complaint while at work is a serious case, which is why a nurse attorney is needed if you get accused of this kind of scenario. However, some who thought they were guilty of the charges failed to hire a nurse attorney just because they thought it’s the doom for their RN or LVN license already. But that is not entirely the case as there is still hope.
Unfortunately, an LVN from Dallas failed to do this, which resulted in disciplinary action from the Texas Board of Nursing. Take note that the Board handles all of the cases that may affect the RN or LVN license from receiving the suspension, disciplinary action, or revocation. However, with a right nurse attorney for the case, rest assured that the case can go according to the nurse’s favor, especially if the nurse has a good defense against the case.
On or about August 15, 2015the LVN failed to timely notify the physician and/or charge nurse when the post-surgery patient experienced a change in condition. The patient’s oxygen saturation dropped and his surgically reattached hand became duskier, but the physician was not notified for approximately two and a half (2 1/2 hours.
The patient was returned to surgery that day, and the hand was amputated ten days later. The RN’s conduct exposed the patient to the risk of harm by depriving the physician of vital information that would be required to institute timely medical interventions to stabilize the patient’s condition.
In response to the cases filed against her, the states that she did not notify the physician for approximately two and a half (2 1/2) hours that the patient’s surgically reattached hand had become duskier and that the oxygenation levels on the reattached hand had decreased. She states that she based her decision to not immediately notify the physician of the change in color based on the report given to her at shift change by the night nurse, who said that the hand had a period of duskiness earlier but then returned to a more normal color.
This is the reason why the Texas Board of Nursing discipline and suspended her license.
Any RN or LVN should never use any substance in and out of work as it may affect their performance, which may lead to further issues to the patients they are taking care of. Additionally, if you ever undergo cases such as this, it’s best to seek the assistance of a good nurse attorney as it could make the case better in your favor. Be sure to find a nurse attorney who’s experienced and knowledgeable in several nurse cases to ensure the best assistance possible.
If you also received a letter from the Texas Board of Nursing regarding a case or complaint filed on you, you should hire a nurse attorney immediately before it’s too late. Texas nurse attorney Yong J. An is one of those dedicated nurse lawyers who helped various nurses in their cases since 2006. You may contact him 24/7 at (832) 428-5679 for more information or if you want to schedule a private consultation.