Any accusations of professional misconduct should never be taken lightly. Even if you are certain that you have done nothing to such allegations, do not face the charges alone. You might end up leaving unprepared to answer questions which could, in turn, lead to you being deemed culpable. This is when you need to ask for assistance or help from a nurse attorney. A nurse attorney is the one you can depend on.
At the time of the incident, the LVN was employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse in a hospital in McAllen and had been in that position for one year and five months.
On or about September 5, 2019, the LVN failed to review a patient’s allergies when the provider ordered Levaquin. Instead, she wrote a verbal order and added Levaquin to the Medication Administration Record for the patient, who had a known allergy to the drug. Her conduct was likely to harm the patient from the expected effects of an anaphylactic reaction.
Because of this, the LVN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to defend her side. In response to the incident, the LVN states when she received a call for this order, she was assisting another patient. The LVN did not have the Medication Administration Record (MAR) nearby, so she took the verbal order and wrote it down. Once the LVN was finished with the other patient, the oncoming nurse was clocked in and ready to take over the patient, so she reported the order was received, but it had not been reviewed or administered.
Once a charge from the Board is filed, that case becomes public record and available for the world to see. When this happens, this makes it very difficult to get a job that takes insurance. An experienced nurse attorney knows how to avoid these pitfalls.
Your LVN license can be disciplined over simple misunderstandings, small mistakes, or trivial issues. When this happens, hiring a nurse attorney is your best option. Attorney Yong J. An is a Texas nurse license 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.