Nursing Standard of Care
All licensed nurses are expected to meet a certain standard of care with every treatment they administer. The standard of care is determined by the Texas Board of Nursing and is outlined as a list of guidelines that have been approved by the board. When a nurse is suspected or accused of breaching the standard of care, she or he may be subjected to a board investigation that could result in disciplinary action. His or her license may be at risk.
Unfortunately, nurses are often wrongfully blamed for breaching the standard of care. Careers may be on the line because of a misunderstanding or someone else’s mistake. If you are being investigated for violating the nursing standard of care, the Texas nursing license attorneys of the Leichter Law Firm are prepared to assist you with your defense. For a free confidential case evaluation, contact us today at 512-495-9995.
Standard of Care Breaches
The nursing standard of care is an important part of the nursing profession because it outlines the appropriate actions that a nurse should take – and inappropriate ones to avoid – when providing treatment. If a nurse is suspected of violating these professional standards, the Texas Board of Nursing may decide to take action that could end her or his career. Some common types of standard of care breaches include:
- Negligence: When a nurse puts a patient at unreasonable risk that is not typical for the procedure, causing harm to the patient
- Lack of Informed Consent: Failing to fully inform a patient of the details of a procedure, including its benefits and risks, before performing it
Unfortunately, sometimes patients get sick or experience health complications even when all procedures are performed correctly. When a patient’s family or the Board of Nursing seeks out someone to blame, the nurse charged with the patient’s care may be investigated for nursing malpractice.
How We Can Help
At the Leichter Law Firm, we have the knowledge and experience to clarify the details of your investigation and to defend your legal rights throughout your case. Standard of care cases can be legally complex, so it is important to ensure that you are represented by a competent team that you can trust. Without a legal defense, a nurse could be subjected by the board to disciplinary action that she or he does not deserve. Our Texas nursing license defense lawyers are prepared to scrutinize any evidence that is brought against you to find weaknesses in the case and to minimize the impact of the case on your license and your career.
Don’t enter into a standard of care investigation without consulting with an experienced nursing license defense attorney. To begin preparing your defense, contact the Texas nursing license lawyers of the Leichter Law Firm today by calling 512-495-9995.