The assistance of a nurse attorney is needed if you’re facing a case before the Texas Board of Nursing. Your defense can be strengthened further if you’re going to face the Board, even if your case is in multiple instances of failure to follow a procedure. There are times where mistakes at work could be inevitable, which is why a nurse attorney can assure full assistance over such errors. Disciplinary actions could have been thought about by the Texas Board of Nursing if this LVN from Houston, Texas hired a nurse attorney for her case.
At the time of the incident, she was employed as an LVN at a hospital in Houston, Texas, and had been in that position for eight (8) months.
On or about December 18, 2019, through December 19, 2019, while employed as an LVN at a hospital in Houston, Texas, LVN failed to administer Primidone 100mg to a patient at bedtime, as ordered by the physician. In addition, LVN falsely documented the administration of Primidone but the marked medication card indicated that the medication was not dispensed. LVN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient from the ineffective treatment of tremors and create an inaccurate medical record.
In response to the above incidents, LVN states long-term care is very challenging and overwhelming due to managing several medication carts and a shortage of staffing and supplies, but she would not intentionally sign for medication that was not given.
The above action constitutes grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(10)&(13), Texas Occupations Code, and is a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.11(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C),(1)(D)&(1)(M) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C)&(4).
However, without valid evidence to defend her side of the story, the LVN lost the case. Furthermore, the LVN failed to hire a Texas BON attorney to help her with her case. Because of this, the Texas Board of Nursing disciplined the LVN’s license.
Do not be stressed or anxious if you find yourself in a similar situation as that of the LVN mentioned above. All you need to do is to find the right RN/LVN license 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 RN/LVN license attorney. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for 16 years and represented over 150 nurses before the Texas BON. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An 24/7 through text or call at (832) 428-4579.