It’s best to seek the help of a nurse attorney when facing different complaints and allegations. However, some nurses tend to face these results instead without thinking that nurse attorneys are always reliable for matters such as these.
At the time of the initial incident, an LVN was employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse at a health facility in Beaumont, Texas, and had been in that position for seven (7) months.
On or about January 30, 2020, while employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse, the said LVN failed to administer medications as ordered to the patient. When questioned, the LVN stated he “forgot.” The behavior of the LVN was likely to injure the patient in that failure to administer medications as ordered by the physician could have resulted in non-efficacious treatment.
In regards to the incident that happened, the LVN does not deny he had forgotten to give one patient medication now. It was mentioned by the LVN that he was working at Carrollton Health and Rehab and was responsible for giving all medications at night and early morning. According to the LVN, he had gone to take his usual break and when he returned, he thought he had finished passing his medications and began charting. The LVN also stated that the patient informed him he didn’t receive his PM meds last night and that he reported to the incoming nurse on shift, called, and notified the MD and ADON. The said LVN is very sorry for the mistake and adds this is not something he would want to repeat ever. He added that he is willing to do any training or class recommended by the board.
As a result, the Texas Board of Nursing placed her RN license in disciplinary action. It’s too bad that she failed to hire a nurse attorney for assistance, knowing that she had every reason to defend herself in the first place. Her defense would have gotten better if she actually sought legal consultation from a Texas nurse attorney as well.
So if you’re facing a complaint from the Board, it’s best to seek legal advice first. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is willing to assist every nurse in need of immediate help for nurse licensing cases. To contact him, please dial (832)-428-5679 for a confidential consultation or for more inquiries.