Inaccurate medical records about a patient’s diagnosis, symptoms, or medications can cause great harm to the patient as well to the doctors and nurses assigned to take care of the patient. Their licenses could be at stake. Attorneys on the other hand are the ones who take care of and help medical practitioners with their cases. For LVNs, they do not need just any attorney but a nurse attorney. A nurse attorney knows the best regarding cases filed against LVNs. That is why LVNs should consider hiring a nurse attorney for the defense.
At the time of the initial incident, she was employed as an LVN at a skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility in Corpus Christi, Texas, and had been in that position for eight (8) months.
On or about April 5, 2020, while employed as an LVN at a skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility in Corpus Christi, Texas, LVN inaccurately documented the count sheet for a patient’s Hydrocodone/APAP 10/325, in that she failed to count the patient’s medication and wrote an incorrect total. LVN’s conduct resulted in an inaccurate medical record and was likely to injure the patient in that subsequent caregivers would not have accurate information on which to base their care decisions.
The above action constitutes grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(3),(10)&(13), Texas Occupations Code, and is a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.11(1)(B)&(1)(D) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(B),(4)&(10)(B).
However, without enough evidence to prove she’s not guilty, the LVN lost the case. This is the reason why the Texas Board of Nursing placed her LVN license under disciplinary action.
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 letter from the Texas Board of Nursing regarding a case or complaint filed on you, you should hire a nurse attorney immediately before it’s too late. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is willing to assist every nurse in need of immediate help for nurse licensing cases. He is an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for the past 16 years and represented over 200 nurses before the Texas BON. To contact him, please dial (832)-428-5679 for a confidential consultation or for more inquiries.