Whenever someone filed a complaint against you involving negligence, your license could be put in danger if not defended by a nurse attorney. A RN from Houston, Texas is just one of the many examples of nurses who were accused of committing perjury.
On or about November 25, 2017, a woman from Texas took her son to a medical facility because he was talking about committing suicide.
Admitted under suicide checks every 15 minutes, he was found deceased the next morning, hanging from the back of the door to his hospital room. There was no record made of any suicide checks, but the RN insisted at her deposition she had made them but had been too busy to record them. The court ordered the hospital to produce its risk management file.
The RN, when interviewed by the risk manager, had denied doing the suicide checks because she had not been told her patient was on suicide watch.
Because of this, the RN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to defend her side. She explains that she insisted she had made all the routine checks but have been too many to record all off them.
However, the Board thinks that this conduct displayed by the RN was misleading and created an inaccurate medical record,
Furthermore, the RN failed to hire a nurse attorney to help her with her case. Because of this, the Texas Board of Nursing suspended and disciplined the RN.
The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) is the government agency that has jurisdiction to hear and decide administrative cases involving RN and LVN in Texas. It is also the agency that is responsible for overseeing the practice of professional nursing all over the state of Texas. Any RN or LVN who is guilty of violating state laws and issuances from the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) may be subjected to penalties or fines if not properly defended by a nurse attorney. As a matter of fact, the RN license and LVN license can even be suspended or revoked.
Do not fret if you find yourself in a similar situation 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