A complaint at work can be 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 a nurse attorney just because they thought it was the doom for their RN or LVN license already. But that is not entirely the case as there is still hope.
At the time of the incident, an LVN was employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse at a hospital facility in Wichita Falls, Texas, and had been in that position for one (1) year.
On or about October 28, 2020, through October 29, 2020, while employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse, the said LVN failed to assess and intervene when she was notified multiple times that the patient was experiencing pain. Subsequently, an X-ray was conducted and it was found that the patient suffered from an acute fracture of the left pubic ring with mild displacement. The failure of the LVN exposed the patient unnecessarily to the risk of harm from inadequate treatment and was likely to injure the patient from complications of undetected injuries including broken bones.
In light of the occurrence, the LVN states that she was the Charge Nurse for this patient and at around 3:30 am she was notified by the CNA that the patient was moaning while asleep. It was indicated by the LVN that she informed the CNA that she had applied Voltaren gel to the resident’s neck as scheduled due to previous neck pain and that the CNA did not report any further complaints or discomfort.
Furthermore, the LVN states that she reported to the oncoming shift that the patient moaned in pain during the night and that she had applied the gel with no further complaints.
The Texas Board of Nursing gave the LVN the chance to defend herself. However, she was not able to provide a good defense for herself, especially when the evidence was brought up to her. Therefore, the Board placed her LVN license to a disciplinary action instead.
If you also received a letter from the Texas Board of Nursing regarding a case or complaint filed against you, you should hire a nurse attorney immediately before it’s too late. Texas nurse attorney Yong J. An is one of those dedicated nurse lawyers who helped various nurses in their cases since 2006. You may contact him 24/7 at (832) 428-5679 for more information or if you want to schedule a private consultation.