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In the realm of patient care, the discharge process represents a critical phase where meticulous attention to detail is paramount to ensuring the well-being of the patient. Nurse attorneys play a crucial role in situations where nurses face allegations or legal concerns related to patient care processes. In instances such as the described failure to check orders and ensure the proper execution of prescribed consults, a nurse attorney provides invaluable support and expertise. Additionally, a nurse attorney assists in formulating a robust defense strategy to mitigate potential professional and legal consequences.

At the time of the incident, she was employed as an LVN at a medical facility in New Braunfels, Texas, and had been in that position for one (1) year and eight (8) months.

On or about July 12, 2021, while employed as an LVN at a medical facility in New Braunfels, Texas, LVN failed to check the hospitalist’s orders prior to discharging a patient, who had been admitted for dysphasia. As a result, the patient was discharged without receiving the physician ordered Speech Therapy and Dietary consults. LVN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient from a lack of continuity of care and deprived the patient of outpatient services.

In response to the above incident, LVN admits she missed the orders for the Speech and Dietary consult and reported it to her doctor who ordered outpatient testing.

The above action constitutes 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)(P)&(3) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12 (1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C),(4),(6)(A),(6)(H),(10)(C)&(11)(B).

The Texas Board of Nursing then subjected the LVN’s license to disciplinary action. The accusation would have been defended by an experienced and skilled nurse attorney, had the LVN hired one. Hiring a nurse attorney for defense is applicable for any kind of accusation laid against an RN or LVN.

Always remember that anyone can file a complaint against an RN/LVN with the state board for any reason. When this happens, all complaints need to be taken seriously no matter how trivial or unfounded they may appear. A nurse attorney is someone who can help you defend your license when the state board summons you. Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas RN license attorney. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for the past 17 years and represented over 500 nurses before the Texas BON. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An 24/7 through text or call at (832) 428-5679.