A LVN nurse in Texas may be subjected to a disciplinary proceeding before the Texas Board of Nursing. Whenever a LVN nurse finds himself in such situation, he will need to find the best good defense lawyer in the country. This is important, as it is his only chance to protect his license. Otherwise, the BON may find him guilty in the administrative case and order for the revocation of his license.
The disciplinary proceedings before the Texas Board of Nurse (BON) is an administrative proceeding wherein LVN nurses are charged for the commission of an offense or violation of certain state laws. A LVN nurse named Jennifer was one of the thousands of nurses charged before the BON. The complaint alleged that while employed as a LVN nurse, she failed to provide nursing care of one patient.
On or about March 13, 2014, while employed as a LVN nurse with a rehabilitation center, Jennifer failed to accurately and completely assess and/or provide appropriate nursing interventions with the said patient developed difficulty in breathing. Although the LVN noted that the patient was very short of breath and that her arms were shaking, the resident was put back to bed with the head of the bed elevated and an oxygen saturation of 91% on room air. Within minutes, the resident’s respiration were noted as shallow and labored.
The LVN nurse failed to provide supplemental oxygen, notify the physician of the resident’s change in status, or initiate an emergency transfer to an acute care facility. The patient was found without vital signs less than two and a half (2 1/2) days later. The conduct of the LVN nurse was likely to harm the resident patient in that it deprived the physician of vital information on which to base further medical care, and may have contributed to the resident’s demise.
LVN nurse failed to choose a component nursing defense attorney to handle his case. This led to the loss of her license to practice vocational nursing in the state of Texas. Do you have questions about the Texas Board of Nursing disciplinary process? Contact The Law Office of Yong J. An for a confidential consultation by calling or texting 24/7 at (832) 428-5679 and ask for attorney Yong.