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 Floresville wherein several accusations are filed against her negligence at work.
According to the accusations, the incident happened on or about June 12, 2012. At the time of the initial incident, the LVN was employed in a medical facility in Floresville and had been in the position for three years.
On or about June 8, 2012, the LVN failed to assess and intervene to the changes of condition of a patient after she was informed by at least two Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) that she had low blood pressure and was becoming unresponsive. The patient was sent to the Emergency Department by another RN staff member.
Because of this, the Texas Board of Nursing summoned the LVN. During the hearing, the LVN states when a CNA reported to her that the patient had low blood pressure, she assessed the patient and states the patient stated she was tired and just wanted to sleep. The LVN further states she then sent the patient to the emergency department. She further states when the patient returned, she was ambulating as she desired, and had been diagnosed with over-sedation.
The Texas Board of Nursing believes that the LVN’s conduct exposed the resident unnecessarily to a risk of harm from complications due to undiagnosed and, consequently, untreated disease processes.
However, 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.