Accusations at work are one of the cases that a nurse attorney can resolve. These professionals can guarantee their clients that any false accusations against them can be denied by the Texas Board of Nursing once you hire them for assistance. Sadly, the following LVN failed to do so.
At the time of the initial incident, an LVN was employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse at a hospital in San Angelo, Texas, and had been in that position for six (6) years and one (1) month.
On or about February 17, 2016, through April 13, 2016, while employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse, and assigned to provide skilled nursing care to a patient, the LVN failed to visit the patient once a week as ordered by a physician and failed to report the missed visits to his employer in a timely manner. The LVN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient from a lack of required medical care.
In response to the incident that happened, the LVN states he was notified by the patient that he would be traveling out of state. The LVN states he proceeded to notify the Registered Nurse’s supervisor and the patient’s primary care physician by telephone, submitted a Communication Note in writing to the agency’s office, and he notified the scheduler of the patient’s travel. The LVN states he was told the patient’s services would be placed on hold until the patient returned home, but the patient was not removed from his schedule immediately, which the LVN stated was a common practice by Carestat. The LVN states he continued to see the patient’s name on his schedule, so he attempted to make contact with the patient by telephone, but he was unsuccessful. The LVN states he reminded his supervisor and the scheduler of his last communication with the patient and he was again told the services were on hold until further notice. The LVN states he received a call from the agency’s administration weeks later and was informed the patient’s family had called and claimed the patient had not been seen for a number of weeks. The LVN states he gave the agency’s administration a verbal report on the patient’s last communication and circumstances. The LVN states he was ordered to fill out a Missed Visit Report in order to resolve the complaint.
Unfortunately, without an experienced nurse attorney to help him defend his case, he was disciplined and might get suspended by the Texas Board of Nursing.
If you ever undergo cases such as this, it’s best to seek the assistance of a good nurse attorney as it could make the case better in your favor. Be sure to find a nurse attorney who’s experienced and knowledgeable in several cases to ensure the best assistance possible.
If you also received a complaint regarding a case or complaint filed against you, you should hire a nurse attorney immediately before it’s too late. Texas nurse attorney Yong J. An is one of those dedicated lawyers who helped various RNs and LVNs in their cases since 2006. You may contact him 24/7 at (832) 428-5679 for more information or if you want to schedule a private consultation.