The assistance of a nurse attorney is needed if you’re facing a case regarding physical abuse before the Texas Board of Nursing. Your defense can be strengthened further if you’re going to face the Board. There are times where mistakes at work could be inevitable, which is why a nurse attorney can assure full assistance over such errors. Disciplinary actions could have been thought about by the Texas Board of Nursing if this LVN from Frisco, Texas hired a nurse attorney over her case.
At the time of the incident, she was employed as an LVN with a healthcare and rehabilitation services provider in Frisco, Texas, and had been in that position for eight (8) months.
On or about January 28, 2020, while employed as an LVN with a healthcare and rehabilitation services provider in Frisco, Texas, LVN was accused of the following:
1. LVN caused and/or permitted physical injury to a resident by instructing facility staff to physically restrain the resident’s limbs while she administered medications to the resident. The resident did not have an order on file allowing for forcible administration of medication. Furthermore, the medical record reflects that the resident had previously refused medications. Two days after the forcible administration of medication, visible bruising to both of the resident’s arms appeared and was documented in a progress note. In addition to the physical bruising, LVN’s conduct was likely to injure the resident psychologically by failing to promote the resident’s dignity and independence.
2. LVN failed to document the physical restraint of the abovementioned resident in the resident’s medical record. Two days later, visible bruising to both of the resident’s arms appeared and was documented in a progress note. LVN’s conduct created an incomplete medical record and was likely to injure the resident in that subsequent givers did not have complete information to base their future care decisions.
The above actions constitute 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)&(1)(J) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C),(4)&(6)(C).
The Texas Board of Nursing then subjected the LVN’s license to disciplinary action. The accusation would have been defended by an experienced and skilled nurse attorney, had the LVN hired one. Hiring a nurse attorney for defense is applicable for any kind of accusation laid against an RN or LVN.
Always remember that anyone can file a complaint against an RN/LVN with the state board for any reason. When this happens, all complaints need to be taken seriously no matter how trivial or unfounded they may appear. A nurse attorney is someone who can help you defend your license when the state board summons you. Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas RN 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 200 nurses before the Texas BON. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An 24/7 through text or call at (832) 428-4579.