Nurses can be working in different conditions. Not only that they have to endure long hours of work, but they also experienced 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. A Nurse Defense Attorney is needed at times like these for defense.
On or about October 2009, through August 7, 2018, while employed as an Endoscopic LVN with Las Palmas Medical Center, El Paso, Texas, the LVN practiced outside of her scope of practice without the necessary training and education to safely care for patients when she assessed, monitored, and recovered patients who had undergone endoscopic procedures with moderate sedation. Her conduct exposed the patient unnecessarily to a risk of harm from a lack of appropriate nursing care.
The Texas Board of Nursing is the one that has full jurisdiction on cases involving RNs and LVNs. Therefore, the RN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to explain her side.
In response to the incident, the LVN states that she wasn’t aware that she was practicing outside the scope of practice for an LVN. Respondent indicates that she’s always worked under the supervision of a Registered Nurse, and has never been alone with a patient. The LVN further relates that she would never purposely jeopardize the safety of any patient or herself.
However, the LVN failed to hire a nurse defense 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 attorney 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.