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Good patient care depends on the trust between healthcare providers and patients. If nurses are accused of doing something wrong, it’s important for them to talk to a nurse attorney. These lawyers look carefully at the case, checking medical records and other papers to understand what happened. Nursing license defense attorneys have vast knowledge about healthcare laws and can advise to help nurses defend themselves.

Let’s examine the incident that happened to an LVN who was employed with a home healthcare service provider in Amarillo, Texas, and had been in that position for four (4) months.

On or about March 14, 2021, through March 15, 2021, while employed as an LVN with a home healthcare service provider in Amarillo, Texas, and assigned to provide skilled nursing care to a patient, LVN falsified nursing visit notes by documenting he worked the entire shift from 22:00 to 08:00, when in fact, he arrived late to the patient’s home at 22:30 and left his nursing assignment early at 06:30. Additionally, LVN submitted a fraudulent timesheet for hours he did not work. LVN’s conduct resulted in an inaccurate medical record and was likely to defraud and deceive the facility of money paid to the LVN for hours not actually worked. In addition, LVN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient in that subsequent caregivers would rely on his documentation for further care.

Without seeking proper advice from a nurse defense attorney, the LVN responded to the above incident and stated that his issues with his employer began after he decided to discontinue caring for an uncooperative patient. The LVN stated he tried to get help from the client, but he was told, “You are the nurse, you should know.” LVN stated he asked his employer for assistance, but the assistance was not provided. Additionally, the LVN stated he called the office and informed his employer that he couldn’t take it anymore. LVN stated his employer informed the patient that LVN was not returning to the home, after which, multiple accusations came out against him, and he was unjustly fired.

The LVNs action was a violation of the Nursing Practice Act (NPA) and constitutes grounds for disciplinary action. The Texas Board of Nursing then subjected the LVN and his license to disciplinary action. If the LVN had hired an experienced and skilled Texas Nurse Attorney, the accusation could have been effectively defended. RNs and LVNs need to consider hiring a Texas Nurse Attorney for defense in any type of accusation they may face. These attorneys specialize in healthcare law and can provide invaluable guidance and representation throughout the legal process. Their expertise can significantly increase the chances of a positive outcome and help protect the career and reputation of the nurse.

Protect your nursing license with Texas Nurse Lawyer

With extensive experience assisting nurses across Texas in preparing for their Texas BON cases, Texas Nursing Defense Attorney, Yong J. An possesses the expertise to provide tailored guidance for your situation. Having successfully handled numerous cases, his insights and acumen make him the ideal counselor for your specific case.

Do not hesitate to contact Attorney Yong J. An directly for a confidential case evaluation by calling or texting him 24/7 at (832) 428-5679.

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