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When someone filed a complaint against you, your license could be put in danger if not defended by a Temple nurse attorney

On or about June 11, 2018, through June 27, 2018, while employed as a private duty licensed vocational nurse (LVN) in a medical facility in Temple, the LVN incorrectly administered diazepam to a patient instead of valproic acid. 

Additionally, the LVN falsely documented that she administered valproic acid to the patient, in the patient’s medication administration record (MAR). Further, she failed to document that she administered diazepam to the patient, nor did she type error to the patient’s treating physician and/or Director of Nursing (DON). 

The LVN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient in that failing to administer medications as ordered by the physician could result in non-efficacious treatment. Additionally, her conduct created an inaccurate and incomplete medical record and deprived the treating physician of information required to institute medical interventions to prevent future complications. 

The Texas Board of Nursing is the one that has full jurisdiction on cases involving RNs and LVNs. Therefore, the LVN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to explain her side.

During the hearing, the LVN states that one day, when she was about to administer medication to the patient, she realized she accidentally grabbed the wrong one and dropped it. She states she didn’t want to make a fuss or worry the mother, so she cleaned up her mess and administered the correct medication. The LVN states the following week, she told the patient’s mother that the medication was almost finished and the mother reported this to the case manager. 

Because of this, the Texas Board of Nursing suspended and disciplined the LVN. 

Do not fret if you find yourself in a similar situation the same as that of the LVN mentioned above. All you need to do is to find the right nurse attorney who can help you in the case. Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas nurse attorney. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An and text or call attorney Yong 24/7 at (832) 428-4579