A nurse is the one who provides the needed care for patients but what if a nurse is accused to be the one causing danger or the reason that a patient is not getting any better? Is there a way that nurses can defend themselves from such accusations or any filed charges? Well, there is and is one of their rights to have them defend themselves through means of hiring a nurse attorney. A nurse attorney is someone who can help nurses face and can help resolve any disputes, accusations, complaints, or any filed charges against an RN or an LVN. Below is one of the LVNs who just failed to use that right.
At the time of the initial incident, an LVN was employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) at a hospital in Bryan, Texas, and had been in that position for five (5) years and four (4) months.
On or about March 2017, through February 2018, while employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) with the Abilene State Supported Living Center, Abilene, Texas, the LVN administered medications to a patient by holding the patient’s nose in order to make the patient open his mouth. The LVN’s conduct unnecessarily exposed the patient to a risk of harm from complications associated with choking.
In response, the LVN denies that she pinched the patient’s nose to administer medications. The LVN further states that she tapped the patient’s nose with a spoon to prompt him to take his medications. But after the investigation, the LVN was still disciplined by the Texas Board of Nursing as LVN/RN’s are here to ensure that no harm or any implications that could affect the patient’s well-being during hospital admission or while having treatment.
During a disciplinary action, the LVN will be given the right of legal counsel in which she could hire a nurse attorney that could help her face the situation that she is in. So if you’re summoned by the Board for a hearing against your case if you ever did a minor mistake at work, it’s best to consult a nurse attorney first. For further information and you wish to schedule a private consultation, Nurse Attorney Yong J. An, can assist you by dialing his number at (832) 428-5679. Nurse Attorney Yong J. An, is an experienced nurse attorney who handled various nurse cases since 2006.