Nursing assessment skills are one of the nurse’ most valuable assets. This is the main reason why whenever someone filed a complaint against you involving negligence, your license could be put in danger if not defended by a nurse attorney.
On or about October 16, 2014, through October 30, 2014, while employed as a Treatment Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) in a medical facility in Hearne, the LVN failed to notify the physician for a resident patient of changes in condition related to pressure ulcers for the resident. Her conduct denied the physician information necessary to make appropriate decisions for medical care and delayed the onset of aggressive wound care treatment.
On or about October 21, 2014, while employed as a Treatment Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) in the same medical facility, the LVN failed to perform a weekly skin assessment for a resident patient, as ordered by the physician. Her conduct unnecessarily exposed the resident to the risk of harm from complications associated with continued skin breakdown.
The Texas Board of Nursing is the one who has full jurisdiction on cases involving RNs and LVNs. Therefore, the RN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to explain her side. During the trial, the RN denied all the allegations filed against her.
However, the RN failed to hire a nurse attorney to help her with her case. Because of this, the Texas Board of Nursing suspended and disciplined the RN. The Board stated that the RN should not do things which could exceed the limitations of the nurse-patient relationship as well as false documentation of patient’s records.
Do not fret if you find yourself in a similar situation the same as that of the RN mentioned above. All you need to do is to find the right nurse attorney who can help you in the case. Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas nurse attorney. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An and text or call attorney Yong 24/7 at (832) 428-4579