There are times where mistakes at work could be inevitable, which is why a nurse attorney can assure full assistance over such errors. Incomplete or inaccurate documentation is just one of the common mistakes an RN or an LVN commits. Disciplinary actions could have been thought about by the Texas Board of Nursing if this particular RN from Houston, Texas hired a nurse attorney over her case.
At the time of the initial incident, the LVN was employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse at a hospital in Houston, Texas, and had been in that position for four (4) years and five (5) months.
On or about March 6, 2019, the LVN failed to accurately and completely assess the patient after staff reported the patient’s oxygen saturation was low. Instead, she replaced the patient’s oxygen concentrator and obtained an order for nebulizer treatments from the physician. The RN’s conduct was likely to harm the patient from clinical decisions based on incomplete assessment information.
On or about March 6, 201 9, the LVN failed to appropriately intervene for Patient DA when his family reported that he was unresponsive, the LVN did not call a Code Blue or seek assistance from other staff. Instead, the LVN initiated chest compressions without assessing for a pulse and then stopped compressions and left the room. Subsequently, emergency services arrived and the patient was pronounced deceased. The LVN’s conduct deprived the patient of cardiopulmonary resuscitation and may have contributed to his demise.
In response, the LVN states the patient repeatedly removed his oxygen cannula when the spouse was not present, and she wishes the patient’s spouse had remained and not left.
However, the LVN failed to hire a nurse attorney to help her with her case. She also failed to present a valid defense and evidence to support her claims. Because of this, the Texas Board of Nursing disciplined the LVN may result to further disciplinary sanctions.
Do not fret if you find yourself in a similar situation same as that of the LVN mentioned above. All you need to do is to find the right nurse attorney who can help you in the case. Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas nurse attorney. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An and text or call attorney Yong 24/7 at (832) 428-4579