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Any type of accusation or negligence can be defended, as long as there is a skilled nurse attorney ready to assist you during the hearing before the Board of Nursing. The Texas Board of Nursing has full jurisdiction regarding cases that may affect an RN or LVN’s license from suspension, disciplinary action, or revocation.

At the time of the initial incident, an LVN was employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse at an OB/GYN Clinic, in The Woodlands, Texas, and had been in that position for three (3) years and five (5) months.

On or about June 20, 2018, while employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse, the LVN inappropriately administered a T-dap immunization to the patient instead of Gardasil as ordered by the physician. The LVN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient from medication administered without the benefit of a physician’s expertise.

On or about December 21, 2018, the LVN failed to document the administration of Depo Provera to the patient as ordered by the physician. The patient was required to undergo additional lab tests to confirm she was not pregnant. The LVN’s conduct resulted in an incomplete medical record and was likely to injure the patient and/or put the patient at risk of pregnancy.

On or about March 22, 2019, the LVN failed to accurately document a request for an Insulin refill in the medical record of the patient. Instead, the LVN inappropriately documented the request for Însulin in the medical record of the patient, who was not prescribed Insulin. The LVN’s conduct resulted in inaccurate medical records and was likely to injure the patients from subsequent care decisions made without the benefit of reliable information.

In response to the incident, the LVN states that she did not check the order on the chart before administering the vaccine to the patient. The LVN states that when she went to document the vaccine, she realized she had given the wrong one, so she immediately went to her supervisor and then the physician to inform them of the error. She administered the Depo shot to the patient, who then asked if she could also get her Tdap vaccine. The LVN states that she asked the physician, who approved it, and the LVN administered the vaccine, though forgot to document the Depo shot in the patient’s chart. Additionally, the LVN states that she was working the phones that day and had multiple charts open. The LVN states that she was entering a telephone note for the patient because her insulin was not covered, and documented in the wrong chart. The LVN adds that she was not aware that she needed to tell her supervisor when making a mistake on a telephone encounter, and it was brought to her attention later.

After the incident and the investigation, formal charges were filed and mailed to the RN. According to the investigation made by the Texas Board of Nursing, the RN was found guilty and was subjected to disciplinary action.

What is vital for a successful defense argument?

A legal representative’s knowledge and expertise in handling varying cases of medical malpractice must be taken into great consideration as these would be vital in a successful defense.

Nurse Attorney Yong J. An possesses all these important key factors to help you gain momentum in the trial. His decade more experience in this field has built him a reputation worthy of trust.

To schedule a detailed evaluation and for consultations, contact Atty An at (832) 428-5679.