Allegations and complaints while at work are serious cases, which is why a nurse attorney is needed if you get accused of this kind of scenario. However, some who thought they were guilty of the charges failed to hire the right nurse attorney just because they thought it was the doom for their RN or LVN license already. But that is not entirely the case as there is still hope.
At the time of the incident, an LVN was employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse at a hospital in Midland, Texas, and had been in that position for three (3) years.
On or about February 26, 2019, while employed as a Licensed Vocation Nurse, and assigned to provide nursing care to a patient, the LVN submitted a fraudulent Visit Note Report which indicated she took the patient’s blood sugar levels when in fact she did not complete a blood sugar test as documented. The LVN’s conduct resulted in an inaccurate medical record. In addition, the LVN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient in that subsequent caregivers would rely on her documentation for further care.
In response, the LVN states she falsified the Accu Chek because the patient was belligerent and the LVN became frustrated. The LVN states she did not document on the Home Communication Log as she did not take the patient’s vitals. The LVN states this was a mistake for which she feels horrible.
As a result, the Texas Board of Nursing decided to place her RN license under disciplinary action. It’s too bad that she failed to hire a nurse attorney for assistance, knowing that she had every reason to defend herself in the first place. Her defense would have gotten better if she sought legal consultation from a Texas nurse attorney as well.
So, if you’re facing a complaint from the Board, it’s best to seek legal advice first. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is willing to assist every nurse in need of immediate help for nurse licensing cases. He is an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for the past 16 years and represented over 200 nurses before the Texas BON. To contact him, please dial (832)-428-5679 for a confidential consultation or for more inquiries.