It’s best to seek the help of a Houston nurse attorney when facing different complaints and allegations. However, some nurses tend to face these results instead without thinking that nurse attorneys are always reliable for matters such as these. L100477N983
On or about June 5, 2007, through September 12, 2007, an LVN from Houston failed to physically assess a patient after receiving more than six complaints from family and staff regarding the resident’s skin rash and severe itching.
According to the medical record, the LVN did not document or perform a complete skin assessment at any time, and photos of the resident’s skin show a graphic progression of scabies infection. Her conduct may have contributed to both the resident suffering unnecessarily and to a delay in the resident receiving appropriate treatment for a severe scabies infection.
The Texas Board of Nursing sent a letter to the RN regarding the issue so then she can have the chance to defend herself.
In response to the incident, the LVN states that she did assess the resident and that she made an appointment with the resident’s physician, who ordered medication. According to the LVN, the medication was filled and sent to the house with an “inservice” sheet instructing the staff on how to use the medication. She indicates that she again saw the resident after being notified that the resident was aggressive, and she states that she then discussed both the rash and agitation with the resident’s sister. The sister took the resident to a different physician, who diagnosed scabies and ordered medication.
The LVN concludes by stating that after the new medication was received, all the residents were treated and none showed any symptoms, that she sent the resident to the physician when her symptoms showed up, that she followed the physician’s orders, and that she believes she did her best for the resident.
However, she was not able to provide a good defense for herself. Therefore, the Board placed her LVN license to a disciplinary action instead.
If you ever undergo cases such as this, it’s best to seek the assistance of a good nurse attorney as it could make the case better in your favor. Be sure to find a nurse attorney who’s experienced and knowledgeable in several nurse cases to ensure the best assistance possible.
If you also received a complaint regarding a case filed on you, you should hire a Houston nurse attorney immediately before it’s too late. Texas nurse attorney Yong J. An is one of those dedicated nurse lawyers who helped various nurses in their cases since 2006. You may contact him 24/7 at (832) 428-5679 for more information or if you want to schedule a private consultation.