Any case can be defended, as long as there is a skilled nurse attorney in Houston ready to assist you during the hearing before the Board of Nursing. The Texas Board of Nursing has full jurisdiction regarding cases that may affect an RN or LVN’s license from suspension, disciplinary action or revocation.
An example of this happened to an LVN in Houston.At the time of the incident, the LVN was employed in a medical facility in Houston Texas, and had been in that position for approximately two (2) years.
On or about September 3, 2016, the LVN failed to implement safety precautions in that she did not lock the wheels to the patient’s wheelchair. Subsequently, the patient’s wheelchair fell over and the patient landed on concrete, sustaining bruises and swelling to her face. The patient was taken to the hospital via EMS where she was treated for her injuries.
Additionally, the LVN was confirmed for neglect by Adult Protective Services. Her conduct exposed the patient to injury in that failing to take precautions to ensure the wheelchair locks were on contributed to the patient suffering from physical harm.
In response to the incident, the LVN states that she had taken care of the patient for a couple of months, and as usual they went for a walk this day. She states that the patient started to get a heat rash so it was time to get back inside. She states that she wheeled the patient up to the front door, and the front door was stuck. The LVN states that she took her hands off of the wheelchair for a second to try to open the door with both hands.
The LVN states that to the best of her knowledge, she routinely locked the patient’s wheels. She states that she is not sure how the patient rolled down the foyer, tipped the wheelchair, and fell onto the concrete. She states that the patient could have unlocked the wheels herself.
The LVN further states that she screamed for help and the patient’s family came to help get her inside. She states that she followed all of the company’s protocols in that she assessed the patient, called her case manager, and called EMS. She states that she followed the patient to the hospital and the patient checked out okay minus a few scratches. She states that this was an accident, it’s not her fault, and that she did everything per protocol to care for the patient.
The LVN lost the case simply because she failed to find an effective and efficient nurse attorney in Houston. Avoid committing the same mistake she did. Find the right nurse attorney in Houston to help you with your needs. Contact nurse attorney Yong J. An directly by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 for a discreet consultation.