Facing any allegations of negligence may compromise your career however, a skilled Texas nurse attorney can provide you with the best help. If you have any valid reasons, you may refer to a nurse attorney to provide further defense against your case.
At the time of the initial incident, she was employed as an LVN at a nursing center in Abilene, Texas, and had been in that position for two (2) years and three (3) months.
On or about September 5, 2019, through September 6, 2019, while employed as an LVN at a nursing center in Abilene, Texas, LVN administered Levaquin to a patient, who had a known allergy to the drug. Subsequently, the patient experienced respiratory distress and required transfer to the hospital. LVN’s conduct was likely to harm the patient from the effects of an anaphylactic reaction.
In response to the above incident, LVN states physician did facetime with the patient, LVN told the doctor there were no known allergies in the computer, and the physician ordered Rocephin. Later, LVN noticed the Medication Administration Record (MAR) had a Levaquin order that had not yet been started. LVN states she contacted the physician and received the change of order to give Levaquin, as previously ordered, instead of Rocephin. LVN states she administered Levaquin and noted no adverse reactions to the patient.
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)(M)&(1)(N) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A),(1)(B)&(4).
However, without enough evidence to prove she’s not guilty, the LVN lost the case. This is the reason why the Texas Board of Nursing placed her LVN license under disciplinary action.
Do not be stressed or anxious if you find yourself in a similar situation as that of the RN 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 200 nurses before the Texas BON. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An 24/7 through text or call at (832) 428-4579.