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 while at work.
According to the accusations, the incident happened on or about June 5, 2018. During that time, the LVN allegedly neglected a patient, in that the patient was found without a diaper and sitting in their own urine. Her conduct was likely to cause emotional, physical, and/or psychological harm to the patient and could have interfered or disrupted this patient’s treatment.
On or about October 29, 2018, the LVN allegedly left a patient without adequate supervision, in that she left the patient with a nebulizer running in the care of an eighty-six (86) year old foster grandmother who is confined to a wheelchair. Her conduct exposed the patient unnecessarily to risk of harm in that leaving the nursing assignment could have resulted in the patient not getting the care needed.
During the hearing, the LVN states the patient ripped the diaper off three (3) times. She states, because she could not control the situation, she gave up trying to apply the diaper and pants. The LVN also explains the patient was having nasal congestion, so she put him on a nebulizer when she administered medications and then had to leave because the facility did not pay for overtime. She further states she was not aware she could not leave the patient with the grandmother.
However, without the valid evidence and defense to properly explain her side, the LVN was disciplined and suspended by the Texas Board of Nursing.
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.