A missed documentation and failure to administer medicine in a timely manner are some of the typical errors or mistakes committed by any nurse. These mistakes may become grounds for the nursing malpractice, and if being accused, you need the right and skilled nurse attorney to help you with the case.
At the time of the initial incident, she was employed as an LVN with a home healthcare services provider in Abilene, Texas, and had been in that position for ten (10) months.
On or about June 1, 2020, while employed as an LVN with a home healthcare services provider in Abilene, Texas, and assigned to a patient, LVN inaccurately documented nursing care for a home visit she had not completed because she “felt pressured to not have any missed visits.” Additionally, LVN was paid for a visit she did not make. LVN’s conduct created an inaccurate medical record and was likely to injure the patient in that subsequent care givers would rely on her documentation to further care for the patient.
In response, LVN does not deny she failed to accurately document a missed home visit on June 1, 2020. LVN strongly regrets her action. LVN explains that she was scheduled to see the patient three (3) times that day. LVN reports that she performed the “a.m.” and noon visits, without incident. However, prior to making the “p.m.” visit, she telephoned the patient and there was no answer. According to LVN, the patient had not mentioned she would be leaving the home so LVN was concerned and decided to drive to the home. LVN states she then called the patient’s son who informed her the patient was with her daughter. At that time, LVN states considering the patient’s blood sugars and vital signs had been normal and stable, LVN made the poor decision to document the visit as scheduled.
The above action constitutes grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(10)&(13), Texas Occupations Code, and is a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.11(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C)&(1)(D) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12 (1)(B),(1)(C)&(6)(H).
However, without valid evidence to defend her side of the story, the LVN lost the case. Furthermore, the LVN failed to hire a Texas BON attorney to help her with her case. Because of this, the Texas Board of Nursing disciplined the LVN’s license.
Do not be stressed or anxious if you find yourself in a similar situation as that of the LVN mentioned above. All you need to do is to find the right RN/LVN license 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 RN/LVN license attorney. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for the past 16 years and represented over 300 nurses before the Texas BON. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An 24/7 through text or call at (832) 428-5679.