The work that nurses do is often unappreciated. And sometimes, a bit of negligence could lead to a more serious scenario such as filing a suit against them. If this happens to an RN, they should know how to protect and defend themselves. If not properly defended by a nurse attorney, their license could even be suspended or revoked.
On or about August 23, 2018, the LVN allegedly failed to verify code status and initiated a full code for a patient, though the resident had a code status of Do Not Resuscitate. Her conduct resulted in patient’s wishes not being respected regarding her end of life care.
In response to the incident, the LVN states that she was notified by the certified nurse’s aide that she thought the patient might have expired. She states that she was down the hall and she called a code states that after 911 was notified, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) was started. The LVN adds that she had several residents that were very sick and several were Full Codes and she thought this resident was also a Full Code.
The LVN states that right as the ambulance was pulling up, another nurse came into the room and stated that the patient was a Do Not Resuscitate patient. She states that CPR stopped at that time. The LVN states that the red code sticker was on the patient’s door.
However, without the proper help from a good defense nurse attorney, the LVN lost the case and she was disciplined and suspended.
The Texas Board of Nursing then subjected the RN and her license into disciplinary action. The accusation would have been defended by an experienced and skilled nurse attorney, had the RN hired one. Hiring a nurse attorney for defense is applicable for any kind of accusation laid against an RN or LVN.
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.