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If a patient registers a complaint or if an RN receives a notice of investigation from the Texas Board of Nursing, a nurse attorney in Friendswood can help protect their rights and make sure that they are given fair treatment throughout the process.

Sadly, a RN in Houston failed to do so.

On or about November 2019, an investigation was carried after an alleged identified human error as the cause of the wrong blood type being given by a RN in Houston.

According to the complaint, the RN had overridden a computer system warning when the incorrect blood type was issued and this resulted in the wrong blood being transfused. The report also identified a lack of competency on the part of the RN in administering transfusions in accordance with hospital policies, resulting in missed opportunities to identify the error before the blood was transfused. It also identified failings in observing the patient to identify problems early once the transfusion had commenced.

Prior to that, allegations also revealed that since March 2019 and prior to the patient’s transfusion, two other transfusions of incorrect blood type had occurred.

As a defense to the complaints filed against her, the RN denied everything including the alleged wrong blood type transfusion. But without the proof to support her case, her defense wasn’t accepted by the Court.

The Board of Texas has full jurisdiction over all cases regarding RNs and LVNs who committed any forms of offenses. They are also the ones holding decisions whether the RN or LVN’s license has to be suspended, revoked, or disciplined. Therefore, the Board decided to summon the RN for a hearing to defend against the complaint filed to her – this is the part where a nurse attorney should be hired.

Because the RN failed to provide a nurse attorney in Friendswood to defend her case, the Texas Board of Nursing then considered the evidence given to them and sentenced the RN and her license into disciplinary proceedings. She could have hired a nurse attorney to assist her in the case. To contact one, you may dial Nurse Attorney in Friendswood Yong J. An at (832) 428-5679 to schedule a private consultation.