Allegations while at work could be a serious case, which is why a nurse attorney is needed if you get accused of this kind of scenario. However, there are some nurses who thought they were guilty of the charges failed to hire a nurse attorney just because they thought it’s the doom for their license already. But that is not entirely the case as there is still hope.
Unfortunately, an RN from Houston failed to do this. This results in disciplinary action from the Texas Board of Nursing. Always keep in mind that the Texas Board of Nursing handles all of the cases that may affect the 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 LVN has a good defense against the case.
On or about August 3, 2015, the RN failed to administer the scheduled third dose of Gardasil, a human papimallovirus (HPV) vaccine to several patients and administered in error a meningococcal vaccine instead.
The RN’s conduct unnecessarily exposed the patients to a risk of harm from not receiving protection from certain strains of HPV that cause many types of cancer and genital warts.
Because of this, the RN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to defend her side. She states that she did administer in error a meningococcal vaccine instead of the scheduled third dose of Gardasil vaccine to teenage patients. The RN indicates that the night before there had been a death in her family and she wanted to stay home to give emotional support to her mother and help with funeral arrangements, but she went to work only because of a scheduled annual audit.
The RN states that she was left alone to conduct the audit and the immunization clinic that afternoon when the LVN left because her husband was ill. She relates that after lunch the secretary also left, leaving her to also do the front desk check-ins.
She explains that with the stress of the 2 days, she inadvertently refrained from checking the lot numbers on the vaccines. She adds that as soon as she was made aware of the error, she called the patients’ grandmother to notify her what happened, and she said that there had been no adverse reactions or complaints by the affected teenagers.
However, the Board of Nursing still disciplined and suspended the RN due to lack of an experienced nurse attorney to help her defend her side.
If you’re facing cases such as this, and you think that additional disciplinary action should not be applied anymore, then be sure to hire a nurse attorney who can fully assist you. Texas nurse attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney for more than 14 years. To contact him for inquiries or to schedule a confidential consultation, dial (832) 428-5679 to proceed.