Nursing assessment skills are one of the nurse’ most valuable assets. This is the main reason why whenever someone filed a complaint against you involving negligence, your license could be put in danger if not defended properly by a nurse attorney.
On or about August 6, 2018, an LVN from Houston failed to notify the Director of Nurses (DON) and Administrator that a certified nurse aide (CNA) expressed concern after observing a resident, a registered sex offender, walking away from a female resident’s room. Her conduct created an incomplete medical record, unnecessarily exposed the residents to a risk of harm, and may have contributed to the sexual assault of the resident.
The Texas Board of Nursing is the one who has full jurisdiction on cases involving RNs and LVNs. Therefore, the RN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to explain her side. She states she was at the nurse’s station when she saw the male resident leave the TV room. She states a few minutes later she heard a CNA yelling from the resident’s room. The LVN states that if the CNAs were really concerned, they would have notified the DON, ADON or Administrator. She further states that if she suspected any foul play she would have sent the resident to the hospital for evaluation. She also states she didn’t document anything because there was nothing to document. .
However, the LVN failed to hire a nurse attorney to help her with her case. Because of this, the Texas Board of Nursing suspended and disciplined the LVN.
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