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Negligence at work has been a signature specialty of a Texas nurse defense attorney when handling cases 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.

At the time of the initial incident, she was employed as an RN with a non-profit regional health care provider in Allen, Texas, and had been in that position for three (3) months.

On or about July 1, 2018, while employed as an RN with a non-profit regional health care provider in Allen, Texas, RN improperly labeled blood specimens for a patient, resulting in the blood sample not being tested by the lab as per physician orders. The patient required an additional blood specimen to be obtained and forwarded to the lab for testing. RN’s conduct exposed the patient to risk of harm from delay of diagnosis and treatment using lab result data.

In response, the RN states she realized something was wrong with the lab results and worked with lab staff to figure out what happened. Further, RN states the labs were immediately redrawn and properly labeled, and the patient was treated with electrolytes on time, without any delay in treatment.

The above action constitutes grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(10)&(13), Texas Occupations Code, and is a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.11(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C),(1)(D)&(1)(M) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C),(4),(10)(C)&(11)(B).

As a result, the Texas Board of Nursing placed her RN license on disciplinary action. It’s too bad that she failed to hire a Texas Nurse defense 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 Texas nurse attorney as well.

So if you’re facing a complaint from the Board, it’s best to seek legal advice first. Texas Nurse Defense Attorney Yong J. An is willing to assist every nurse in need of immediate help for nurse licensing cases. He is an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for 16 years and represented over 200 nurse BON license cases before the Texas BON. To contact him, please dial (832)-428-5679 for a confidential consultation or for more inquiries.