Whenever someone filed a complaint against you involving negligence at work, your license could be put in danger if not defended by a nurse attorney. An LVN from Texas is just one of the many examples of nurses who were found to be negligent while on duty.
At the time of the incident, an LVN was employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse at a health facility in Edinburg, Texas, and had been in that position for eleven (11) years and five (5) months.
On or about February 11, 2019, while employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse, the said LVN failed to document the physician’s verbal order for Tylenol and Zofran for the patient who presented to the clinic with complaints of body aches, nausea, and vomiting. The LVN administered the medications but failed to timely document the administration in the patient’s medical record, and failed to assess the patient’s response to the medication. The failure of the LVN resulted in an incomplete medical record, and exposed the patient to a risk of harm in that subsequent caregivers would not have accurate and complete information on which to base their care decisions.
In regards to the occurrence that happened, the said LVN further states she administered Zofran and Tylenol per the physician’s verbal order. The LVN added that she did not document the verbal order, as she observed the physician charting the client did not confirm the order in the medical record. It was asserted by the LVN that the patient’s rapid deterioration and need for emergency services distracted her and she forgot to document the verbal orders.
But without the proper help from a good defense attorney, the RN lose the case and was disciplined, and may receive further sanction from the Texas Board of Nursing.
The Texas Board of Nursing then subjected the LVN and her 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.
For more details and to schedule a confidential consultation, you must approach one of the most experienced nurse attorneys in Texas, Nurse Attorney Yong J. An. He has assisted numerous nursing license cases since 2006. You may contact him by dialing (832)-428-5679 if you wish to learn more information should you undergo accusations or any other case that may affect your license.