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The primary duty of nurses is to provide consistent and competent care for patients, so as to ensure their health and safety. However, the welfare of the patient and the professional status of the nurse may be seriously affected by cases of abandonment. Patients’ safety and compliance with professional standards are raised in these actions. To navigate the legal consequences and protect the LVN’s rights, a nurse defense attorney can offer invaluable assistance, ensuring a fair investigation and advocating for the LVN’s best interests during any legal proceedings.

An example case scenario: LVN was Disciplined for Abandoning Nursing Assignment

The incident occurred on or about the 30th of January, 2020, in Denton, Texas. The RN was employed as an LVN with a home healthcare provider in the mentioned facility and had been in that position for three (3) years. While assigned to provide skilled nursing care to a minor patient, the LVN abandoned her nursing assignment by leaving the patient’s home before the end of her scheduled shift and failed to give a hand-off report to another nurse or the patient’s caregiver. Moreover, the LVN left the patient unattended inside the home, without a caregiver present and there were no reported injuries as a result of the incident. Lastly, the LVN left her nursing assignment without notifying a supervisor. The LVN’s demeanor unnecessarily exposed her patient to a risk of harm from undetected changes in condition. 

In response, the LVN stated that she had left the home at the time her shift was scheduled to end. The LVN saw the patient’s mother in the house earlier that day and believed she was still home. The LVN also added, that she sent the patient’s mother a hand-off report and believed that her employer had arranged for the patient’s mother to assume care at the end of LVN’s shift. For a fair and just investigation, a competent nurse attorney is suggested to be hired during a time like this to assist the affected RN accordingly.

The Texas Board of Nursing gave the LVN enough time to defend the complaints filed against her. Unfortunately, there was a failure on the LVN’s part to find the right RN/LVN license attorney to handle her case. The negligence of the RN/LVN license attorney led to the decision of the Texas BON to place the LVN’s license under disciplinary action.

To be in great hands during an alarming situation like the above example is crucial and reassuring. Providing you with the same assurance consult one of the best Nurse Attorneys in Texas. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is one of those dedicated nurse attorneys who successfully represented numerous nurse cases over the past 18 years. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An, now and be secured. Dial (832) 428-5679 now or text and call us for a confidential consultation. Get equipped with us.