An experienced nurse attorney has surely helped a lot of RNs and LVNs when it comes to cases that may lead toward disciplinary action. Unfortunately, not all nurses were able to hire a nurse attorney as they underwent such cases. This incident that an LVN committed on October 11, 2014, was one of those examples.
On or about the said date, a patient filed a complaint against the LVN who was then currently working as a staff nurse. The patient complained that her credit card had been charged in the amount of $1,032.00 but she stated that she did not make any purchases at the time indicated on her credit card and in fact she discards the card approximately three weeks ago.
The patient further states she last used her card earlier in the year and made a purchase for about $32.00. The investigation suspected the LVN who was then working as an assisting nurse to the patient.
Because of this, the Texas Board of Nursing summoned the LVN to defend herself. The LVN states that while working in a medical facility in Arlington, one of her patients asked her to buy some items at the store. The patient told the LVN to buy something for herself.
The LVN further states that she purchased two items from two different stores worth a total of $13.00. When the patient’s daughter asked the LVN if she had bought something for her mother, the LVN stated yes.
The patient’s daughter contacted the police, but since she used the patient’s credit card at two locations, the police charged the LVN with two counts.
Due to the incidents happened, the LVN was charged guilty of a third-degree felony.
The following incident and defense against the case caused the Texas Board of Nursing to place the LVN and her license into disciplinary proceedings. She would have sought assistance from a good nurse attorney to provide clarifications towards the case.
If you’ve ever done any errors or misdemeanor during your shift as an RN or LVN, and you wish to preserve your career and your license, an experienced nurse attorney is what you need. Nurse Attorney Yong J. An, an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for 14 years, can assist you by contacting him at (832) 428-5679.