Cases involving negligence are something that a nurse attorney in Houston could be of great help for some nurses. However, some nurses tend to forget this fact because they really felt like they should be responsible even if they never intended to commit such an error.
On or about May 25, 2019, while employed as a Registered Nurse in a correctional facility in Houston, the RN failed to assess and intervene after an inmate complained of new onset abdominal pain; furthermore, the RN refused to assist the inmate as he was begging you for help; subsequently, the inmate was transported to the emergency room and died.
Subsequently, the RN failed to notify the provider after the inmates complained of abdominal pain. She also failed to provide an accurate report to the registered nurse and provider with regards to the inmate’s signs and symptoms of vomiting, thrashing around on the floor and yelling.
Furthermore, the RN refused to provide care to the inmate as he was begging for help. Instead, the RN yelled at the patient. Subsequently, the inmate was transported to the emergency room and died.
This issue was filed as a complaint and sent to the Texas Board of Nursing. The Texas Board of Nursing has full jurisdiction in all cases that may affect the status of an RN or LVN’s license in the future. But they advise nurses to attend a hearing first before placing the sentence, which the RN attended for her career’s security.
As a result, the Texas Board of Nursing placed her RN license to disciplinary action. It’s too bad that she failed to hire a nurse attorney for assistance, knowing that she had every reason to defend herself in the first place. Her defense would have gotten better if she actually sought legal consultation from a nurse attorney in Houston as well.
So if you’re facing a complaint from the Board, it’s best to seek legal advice first. Nurse Attorney in Houston Yong J. An is willing to assist every nurse in need of immediate help for nurse licensing cases. To contact him, please dial (832)-428-5679 for a confidential consultation or for more inquiries.