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 about her negligence at work.
On or about June 21, 2016, while employed as LVN in Lubbock, the LVN failed to implement measures to prevent exposure to infectious pathogens in that she splashed vaginal fluids into the eye of the physician while breaking off the contaminated part of a swab during a vaginal examination.
On or about July 15, 2016, while employed in the same medical facility in Lubbock, it was discovered that the LVN incorrectly informed the mother of minor patient that the physician would be able to tell her if the patient was sexually active.
The LVN was given the chance to defend herself. She said that regarding the vaginal exam, she admits some of the contaminated fluids on the breakaway portion of the swab flew into the physician’s eyes. She further states she let her supervisor know and Infection Control was called. The LVN states Infection Control asked the physician if she was using personal protective equipment (PPE) but she was not. The LVN further explains that this was an unfortunate accident, but after this incident the physician no longer wanted her as her nurse.
Regarding the minor patient, the LVN states she only told the patient’s mother the physician could tell if the patient was sexually active, but states she never said the physician would actually tell her.
Unfortunately, the Texas Board of Nursing believes that the LVN’s conduct unnecessarily exposed the physician to a risk of harm from complications associated with sexually transmitted diseases and other infections.
The Board also suggested that the LVN’s conduct deceived the patient’s mother and may have caused unnecessary distress for the patient.
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.