If you have a good defense on your side, a nurse attorney can provide excellent assistance. There are cases where some nurses might commit negligence but can be defended by a nurse attorney.
Unfortunately, this LVN from Midland failed to do so. During the initial time of the incident, the LVN was employed in a medical facility in Midland and had been in that position for about seven years.
On or about June 18, 2016, the LVN failed to instruct the facility nurse to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on a patient, when she was notified via telephone that the patient was taking her last breaths. The patient was a terminally ill and actively dying hospice patient for whom Full Code Status was ordered by the physician.
Additionally, when the LVN arrived at the facility, she failed to initiate CPR, instead, after listening to the patient with her stethoscope, she pronounced the patient’s death. Her conduct may have injured the resident from adverse effects of delayed interventions, including the patient’s subsequent demise at that particular time.
During the hearing, the LVN states: “When the nurse called me to make a visit, I immediately got in my car to make a visit. I was in a different town when I received this call. While I was traveling, the nurse called and said that she thought the patient was taking her last breaths. By the time I arrived at the facility, the patient had already expired. I was not present or even at the facility when the patient passed away,”
The LVN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to defend her side. However, she failed to appear during the hearing and even failed to hire a nurse attorney to help her defend her side.
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.