An experienced nurse attorney has surely helped a lot of RNs and LVNs when it comes to cases that may lead to disciplinary action. Unfortunately, not all nurses were able to hire a nurse attorney as they underwent such cases. This incident that an LVN committed on September 6, 2017, was one of those examples.
The LVN was accused that she drugged two patients at the direction of her company’s CEO to hasten their deaths.
As a licensed vocational nurse, the LVN worked directly with patients. The factual resume filed as part of her plea agreement states she overmedicated two patients at the company CEO’s direction. She used Ativan and morphine, documents state.
When other nurses didn’t medicate patients at the maximum levels that the CEO wanted, the LVN was sent to replace them because she would “do it right,” documents state.
Because of this, a complaint was filed against the LVN. The LVN arrested in early 2018. She was charged with conspiracy to commit health care fraud and health care fraud.
The Texas Board of Nursing has full jurisdiction over all cases regarding errors committed by an RN or LVN.
The following incident and defense against the case caused the Texas Board of Nursing to place the LVN and her license into disciplinary proceedings. She would have sought assistance from a good nurse attorney to provide clarifications towards the case.
If you’ve ever done any errors during your shift as an RN or LVN, and you wish to preserve your career and your license, an experienced nurse attorney is what you need. Nurse Attorney Yong J. An, an experienced criminal nurse lawyer for various criminal cases for 16 years, can assist you by contacting him at (832) 428-5679.