Any type of accusations or negligence can be defended, as long as there is a skilled nurse attorney 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.
Accusations regarding negligence are a must to be observed properly not only by the Board but by a nurse attorney. An example of this happened to an LVN in Lubbock wherein several accusations are filed against her negligence at work.
On or about January 12 & 13, 2008, the LVN failed to provide wound care for a patient as ordered by the physician. Her conduct was likely to injure the patient from the progression of complications associated with infection.
Additionally, the LVN falsely documented that she provided wound care to a patient in the patient’s medication administration record (MAR) and/or nurse’s notes.
The LVN was given the chance to defend herself. Unfortunately, the Texas Board of Nursing believes that her conduct created an inaccurate medical record, and was likely to injure the patient in that subsequent caregivers would not have accurate information on which to base their decisions for further care.
Because of this incident, the Texas Board of Nursing then subjected the LVN and her license into disciplinary action.
The accusation would have been defended by an experienced and skilled nurse attorney, had the LVN hired one. Hiring a nurse attorney for defense is applicable for any kind of accusation laid against an RN or LVN.
For more details and to schedule a confidential consultation, you must approach one of the most experienced nurse attorneys in Texas, Yong J. An. He has assisted numerous nursing license cases since 2006. You may contact him by dialing (832)-428-567 if you wish to learn more information should you undergo accusations or any other case that may affect your license.