Any type of accusations 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.
Accusations regarding negligence are a must to be observed properly not only by the Board but by a nurse attorney. An example of this happened to an LVN in Lubbock wherein several accusations are filed against her.
On or about October 28, 2016, while employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse in a medical facility in Lubbock, the LVN failed to administer the correct dose of insulin.
Additionally, she failed to notify the Director of Health Services regarding administering the incorrect dose of insulin. She documented administering 1.5 Units of insulin to the patient, but instead administered 15 Units of insulin, resulting in the patient receiving a significant and potentially life-threatening dose of insulin, and blood sugar levels decreased to 51mg/dL.
A student was given juice three (3) times, blood sugar rose to 92mg/dL and the student’s father took the student home. Her conduct was likely to injure the patient in that failure to administer insulin as ordered by the physician could have resulted in non-efficacious treatment and severe hypoglycemic state.
In response to the incident, the LVN states that the allegations occurred due to her being very distracted due to her husband’s failing and serious health condition. She states it was with great regret the incidents occurred with these students.
Because of this incident, the Texas Board of Nursing then subjected the LVN and her license into 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, Yong J. An. He has assisted numerous nursing license cases since 2006. You may contact him by dialing (832)-428-567 if you wish to learn more information should you undergo accusations or any other case that may affect your license.