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Accusations and complaints while at work is a serious case, which is why a nurse attorney is needed if you get accused of this kind of scenario. However, some who thought they were guilty of the charges failed to hire the right nurse attorney just because they thought it’s the doom for their RN or LVN license already. However, that is not entirely the case as there is still hope.

At the time of the initial incident, she was employed as an LVN at a hospital in Beaumont, Texas, and had been in that position for four (4) months.

On or about April 15, 2020 while employed as an LVN at a hospital in Beaumont, Texas, LVN failed to initiate cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for the patient, who was a Full Code, when she found the resident unresponsive and without a pulse. Subsequently, the patient expired. LVN’s conduct exposed the resident to risk of harm and the failure to initiate CPR may have eliminated any potential resuscitation of the patient.

In response, LVN states she was not responsible for the patient as she was assigned to work the other side of the unit that night and was uninvolved with this patient’s care. LVN states when she arrived at the patient’s room, she observed that the patient was pale, cold to the touch, and that she was unaware of the patient’s full code status when she offered assistance. LVN states she didn’t ask the primary nurse the code status of the resident at that time.

The above actions constitute grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(10)&(13), Texas Occupations Code, and is a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.11(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(D),(1)(M)&(2)(A) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12.(1)(A),(1)(B)&(4).

The evidence against the LVN was strong. At the same time, she was not able to properly defend her case in court. As a result, her nursing license was placed under disciplinary action.

Avoid the similar thing from happening on your end. Make sure to find the right defense attorney in case a complaint will be filed against you before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). For more details or for a confidential consultation regarding accusations, it’s best to contact an experienced Texas nurse attorney. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney who represented more than 300 nurse cases for RNs and LVNs for the past 16 years. You can call him at (832) 428-5679 to get started or to inquire for more information regarding nursing license case defenses.