It’s best to seek the help of a reliable nurse attorney when facing different complaints and allegations. However, some nurses tend to face these results instead without thinking that nurse attorneys are always reliable for matters such as these.
On or about March 9, 2018, while employed as a Staff Nurse in a children’s medical center in Austin, the LVN failed to administer the intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) to a patient, as ordered by the physician. She did not follow up to ensure the IVIG was almost completed as reported by the off-going nurse, so thirty (30) minutes into her shift, the IV pump began to beep, indicating the infusion was nearing completion.
The LVN assumed the IVIG was completed, and flushed the line not realizing the IV pump was incorrect, and IVIG was not completely infused. Her conduct was likely to injure the patient in that failure to ensure completion of IVIG ordered by the physician could have resulted in non-efficacious treatment of the patient’s recurrent fever. The Texas Board of Nursing sent a letter to the LVN regarding the issue so then she can have the chance to defend herself. However, she was not able to provide a good defense for herself. Therefore, the Board placed her LVN license to a disciplinary action instead.
Any RN or LVN should never commit errors or misconduct in work as it may affect their performance, which may lead to further issues to the patients they are taking care of. Additionally, if you ever undergo cases such as this, it’s best to seek the assistance of a good nurse attorney as it could make the case better in your favor. Be sure to find a nurse attorney who’s experienced and knowledgeable in several nurse cases to ensure the best assistance possible.
If you also received a complaint regarding a case filed on you, you should hire a nurse attorney immediately before it’s too late. Texas nurse attorney Yong J. An is one of those dedicated nurse lawyers who helped various nurses in their cases since 2006. You may contact him 24/7 at (832) 428-5679 for more information or if you want to schedule a private consultation.