Accusations of negligence are something that a nurse attorney could be of great help for some nurses. However, some nurses tend to forget this fact because they really felt like they should be responsible even if they never intended to commit such an error.
On or about October 24, 2017, while employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) in a medical facility in Houston, the LVN falsified a nursing visit note for a patient in that the patient was out of town that day. The LVN’s conduct was deceptive and created an inaccurate medical record.
This issue was filed as a complaint and sent to the Texas Board of Nursing. The Texas Board of Nursing has full jurisdiction in all cases that may affect the status of an RN or LVN’s license in the future. But they advise nurses to attend a hearing first before placing the sentence, which the LVN attended for her career’s security.
During the hearing, the LVN denies intentionally falsifying the medical record and states she accidentally put in a wrong date on her visit note. She adds that when she realized she put in the wrong date, she informed her supervisor.
However, the LVN failed to attend the hearing or even failed to at least hire a nurse attorney to help her defend her case.
As a result, the Texas Board of Nursing placed her LVN license to disciplinary action. It’s too bad that she failed to hire a nurse attorney for assistance, knowing that she had every reason to defend herself in the first place. Her defense would have gotten better if she actually sought legal consultation from a Texas nurse attorney as well.
So if you’re facing a complaint from the Board, it’s best to seek legal advice first. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is willing to assist every nurse in need of immediate help for nurse licensing cases. To contact him, please dial (832)-428-5679 for a confidential consultation or for more inquiries.