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Complaints regarding misinformation are one of the cases that a right nurse attorney can resolve. These professionals can guarantee their clients that any complaints over them can be denied over the Texas Board of Nursing once you hire them for assistance. Sadly, an LVN in Dallas failed to do so.

On or about July 11, 2018, while employed in a medical facility in Sierra Blanca, the LVN entered a verbal order for Xanax 1mg TID PRN for a patient without a nurse practitioner’s order.

The patient subsequently received one dose of the unauthorized and inappropriately entered medication. The LVN’s conduct created an inaccurate medical record and was likely to injure the patient in that the administration of Xanax without a valid nurse practitioner’s order could result in the patient suffering from adverse reactions.

The Board of Texas has full jurisdiction over all cases regarding RNs and LVNs who committed any forms of offenses. They are also the ones holding decisions whether the RN or LVN’s license has to be suspended, revoked, or disciplined. Therefore, the Board decided to summon the LVN for a hearing to defend against the complaint filed to her.

During the defense, the LVN states the patient arrived to the facility with the prescription, which had been filled by the patient’s primary care provider. She states the order for this medication had not been entered for this patient, and she had missed at least two days worth of anti-anxiety medication. The LVN further states he did not call their provider to continue the order, as he was aware the patient had been taking this medication and the PCP had ordered this for the patient. She states he was attempting to help the patient.

However, her lack of an experienced nurse attorney to properly defend her side led to her loss.

The Texas Board of Nursing then considered the evidence given to them and sentenced the LVN and her license into disciplinary proceedings. She could have hired a nurse attorney to assist her in the case. To contact one, you may dial Nurse Attorney Yong J. An at (832) 428-5679 to schedule a private consultation.