Every practicing RN license holder in the state of Texas is required to follow certain rules and regulations imposed by the government. These laws and statutes were implemented to ensure that the safety of the patients is protected by the state. An RN who commits any violation can place his RN License in jeopardy. The Texas Board of Nursing has the authority to revoke or suspend an RN license in the country for as long as there is a justifiable reason. Failure to hire a Texas nurse attorney could lead to RN license suspension or revocation.
At the time of the initial incident, he was employed as an RN at a skilled nursing facility in Fort Worth, Texas, and had been in that position for four (4) months.
On or about May 14, 2020 while employed as an RN at a skilled nursing facility in Fort Worth, Texas, RN failed to call 911 in a timely manner causing a thirty-five (35) minutes delay in care for a patient who was found unresponsive and with three (3) respirations per minute. Upon arrival of the EMS providers, all rescue measures were ceased, and the patient was pronounced deceased due to obvious signs of death which included cold skin, dependent lividity, rigor mortis, and pooling of blood on the bottoms of the patient’s arms and legs. RN’s conduct delayed the onset of the patient’s emergency medical care which was necessary in preventing further complications and may have contributed to the patient’s demise.
In response, RN states that he found the patient unresponsive without vital signs or any respirations. CPR was initiated but unsuccessful.
The above action constitutes grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(10)&(13), Texas Occupations Code, and is a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.11(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(D),(1)(M)&(2)(A) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A),(1)(B)&(4).
However, without valid evidence to defend his side of the story, the RN lost the case. Furthermore, the RN failed to hire a Texas BON attorney to help him with his case. Because of this, the Texas Board of Nursing disciplined the RN’s license.
Do not be stressed or anxious if you find yourself in a similar situation as that of the RN mentioned above. All you need to do is to find the right RN/LVN license 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 RN/LVN license attorney. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for the past 16 years and represented over 300 nurses before the Texas BON. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An 24/7 through text or call at (832) 428-5679.