If you have a good defense on your side, a nurse attorney can provide excellent assistance. There are cases where some nurses might commit mistakes such as malpractice.
On or about July 12, 2018, while employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) in a hospital in Groves, Texas, the LVN administered 1mg of Dilaudid to a patient in an excess dosage of the physician’s order. The patient had a physician’s order for Dilaudid 0.5mg to be administered every two hours. She also failed to administer Dilaudid 0.5mg to the patient at the right schedule. Her conduct unnecessarily exposed the patient to unresolved pain. The LVN’s conduct also unnecessarily exposed the patient to a risk of harm from complications associated with overdose.
Because of this, the LVN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to defend her side. During the hearing, the LVN admits she incorrectly read the concentration on the Dilaudid bottle and administered Img instead of 0.5mg. She adds that the patient’s chart had a Change of Order sticker on the medication administration record and she couldn’t find the new order on the computer.
An RN or LVN who violates the state laws and issuances from the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) should seek proper help from a nurse attorney. Doing so could make or break their cases. As a matter of fact, the license can even be suspended or revoked if not defended properly.
The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) is the government agency that has jurisdiction to hear and decide administrative cases involving RN and LVN license. The Board has the power to suspend and/or revoke the nurse license. It is also the agency that is responsible for overseeing the practice of professional nursing all over the State of Texas.
The Texas Board of Nursing decided to revoke her license as a result of her actions. It’s because she failed to hire a good nurse attorney for the case, which is why her defense was not matched with the evidence that the Board possesses.
A good nurse attorney is always the best line of defense for these cases. This is the reason why Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is dedicated to helping those nurses in need to settle their cases. For a private consultation and other inquiries, it’s best to contact him for assistance by dialing (832)-428-5679.