Nurses can be working in different conditions. Not only do they have to endure long hours of work, but they also experience working in an understaffed and sometimes poor working environment. The tendency is that they sometimes commit small negligence which in turn could lead to more serious complaints from the patients. When such a thing happens, help from a nurse defense lawyer is very important.
At the time of the initial incident, the LVN was employed as a Licensed Vocational
Nurse and assigned to provide nursing care to two patients, the LVN falsely documented in the medical record of said patients in that he copied verbatim previous documentation from two other nurses.
Her conduct resulted in an inaccurate medical record and was likely to injure the patient in that subsequent caregivers would rely on his documentation for further care.
In response to the incident, the LVN states she sincerely takes responsibility for this and recognizes this is false documentation; however, it was accidental in nature and he categorically denies that he intentionally falsified documentation. She states the computer on the floor he worked on at the facility was very old and unreliable and would often crash/freeze and need to be restarted.
The LVN states to mitigate the computer issues, he would copy and paste the previous nurse’s notes and write his note underneath, then delete the previous nurse’s notes before saving rather than opening multiple browsers and toggling back and forth.
However, the LVN failed to hire a nurse attorney to help her with her case. Because of this, the Texas Board of Nursing suspended and disciplined the LVN.
Attorney Yong J. An is a Texas nurse defense lawyer that has a proven track record. He has over 12 years of experience handling Texas BON disciplinary action cases and has helped protect the license of numerous nurses in Texas. For a confidential consultation, call or text him at (832) 428-5679.