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Any charges filed against an RN or an LVN could badly affect their license and their career as a nurse. This is why a nurse should never neglect the need to hire a nurse attorney for defense when such a circumstance happens.

At the time of the incident, an RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a hospital in Texarkana, Texas, and had been in that position for ten (10) months.

On or about March 14, 2018, while employed as a Registered Nurse, and assigned to the Labor, Delivery, Recovery, and Post-Partum Unit, the RN lacked the fitness to practice nursing in that she was sleeping while on duty. As a result, while holding an infant, the infant slid down her legs. the RN’s conduct could have affected her ability to recognize subtle signs, symptoms, or changes in patient’s conditions, and could have affected her ability to make rational, accurate, and appropriate assessments, judgments, and decisions regarding patient care, thereby placing the patients in potential danger.

On or about March 14, 2018, the RN failed to document the incident in the medical record of the patient. The RN’s conduct resulted in an inaccurate medical record and was likely to injure the patient in that subsequent caregivers would not have complete information on which to base their care decisions.

In response, the RN states she possibly became drowsy, relaxed her legs, and then the infant slid’ down her legs and the RN scooped up the infant. The RN states she assessed the infant and the infant was fine. The RN states she filed the variance report on her next shift, within 24 hours of the incident, which was within policy requirements.

As a result, the RN was given disciplinary action by the Texas Board of Nursing. And also, her lack of an experienced nurse attorney to properly defend her case led to the suspension of her license which also affected her career as an RN. The RN was also said to be under probation due to her misconduct.

Do you have questions about the Texas Board of Nursing disciplinary process? Contact The Law Office of Nurse Attorney Yong J. An, for a confidential consultation by calling or texting 24/7 at (832) 428-5679 and ask for attorney Yong.