Case Studies – Nurses We’ve Helped
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At Keaney Law Firm, we help nurses in Oregon, Washington, and Texas defend their professional licenses. We handle all aspects of nursing license defense, including the following: representation with the boards of nursing (OSBN in Oregon, NCQAC in Washington, BON in Texas), settlements, investigations, and more.
Below are examples of the types of cases we’ve helped to resolve.
Case Study #1 – Improper Care
Legal Situation: We represented a nurse in Oregon who, it was alleged, had improperly failed to provide skin care for a bed-ridden patient who came down with bedsores. The nurse was also alleged to have not documented the improper care.
Successful Result: The Oregon State Board of Nursing investigated the incident. We were able to show that any failure with regard to the care or documentation was minor and did not reflect the nurse’s ability or performance. The result was a dismissal of the case.
Case Study #2 – Administration And Diversion Of Medications
Legal Situation: We represented a nurse in Washington who, it was alleged, had improperly administered and potentially diverted medications. The nurse denied the allegations. The nurse stated that all medications had been properly administered, no diversion had taken place, and the facility at which the nurse had worked had failed to provide all records to the state in connection with the investigation. We provided legal services to the nurse and attempted to get the case dismissed.
Successful Result: The Washington Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission dropped the case after meeting with the nurse. We accompanied the nurse to the investigation and successfully argued that the allegations should be dropped.
By providing the examples above, we do not mean to suggest or guarantee the result in any case. These are merely intended as examples of services provided.
For further information about our case studies, the OSBN disciplinary process, or to talk to a nurses attorney about your specific situation, please call (503) 232-9280, or e-mail moc.y1544940309enrot1544940309tases1544940309run@t1544940309catno1544940309c1544940309.
Please make note that we can help with all types of allegations and complaints, including: expired nursing license, falsification of documents, substance abuse, criminal arrests, dishonesty and fraud, sexual misconduct, and violation of boundaries.