Being an LVN/RN is a good privilege to have. But becoming an RN or an LVN was never easy. So, if an RN is having trouble at work and has violated protocol that they did not wish to do, a nurse attorney is always there willing to help. A nurse attorney can be your form of defense against accusations and complaints.
At the time of the initial incident, the LVN was employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse at a hospital in Abilene, Texas, and had been in that position for two (2) years.
It was on or about May 31, 2020, the LVN and assigned to the South Unit, The LVN neglected the patient in that she left her face down on her bed after another nurse picked her up off the floor. Furthermore, while the LVN exited the room, the patient screamed “Help me.” Subsequently, this incident was captured on video surveillance. The LVN’s conduct was likely to cause emotional, physical, and/or psychological harm to the patient and could have interfered or disrupted this patient’s treatment.
And on or about May 31, 2020, when assigned to the South Unit, the LVN falsified medical records for the patient to indicate she completed a head-to-toe assessment when she had not. The LVN’s conduct resulted in an inaccurate medical record and was likely to injure the patient in that subsequent caregivers would not have complete information on which to base their care decisions.
Then on or about May 31, 2020, the LVN failed to assess patient medical record number 300049 for injuries after another nurse reported finding the patient on the floor. The LVN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient in that failure to assess the patient as required per fall protocol could have resulted in non-efficacious treatment.
In response to the above incidents, the LVN states on that May 31, 2020, a nurse reported to her that a patient was lying on the floor with a pillow under her head. The LVN states that she immediately went to the patient with the nurse to help her. The LVN states that the patient did not show any distress in any way. The LVN states she denied pain. And also states at this time the nurse helped off the floor after falling by picking her up and putting her in bed as it was low so he could. The LVN states that the patient being 150lbs wasn’t light in weight and she accidentally but not aggressively went into bed on her stomach. The LVN states that the nurse did in fact try to turn her over in bed as she screamed at him in Spanish and gestures with her arms by moving them for him not to touch her at this time. The LVN states that a nurse and her left room to find help to turn her over with another male nurse. The LVN states help was found within 1 minute who immediately went to her to help turn her and reposition her. The LVN states, the male nurse who helped her turn the patient asked her for help, so she left and would return to complete a head-to-toe assessment. She states this would help her calm down and speak to her. The LVN states that soon after the patient was seen, walking with her walker in the hallway so she asked her to go to her bathroom where she completed a head-to-toe assessment and resident had no injury that she could see and the resident continued to deny pain. The LVN states she would never falsify records.
As a result of the incidents, the LVN was disciplined by the Texas Board of Nursing. The LVN would have been defended by an experienced and skilled nurse attorney, if only she had hired one. Hiring a nurse attorney for defense is applicable for any kind of accusation laid against an RN or LVN.
For more details and to schedule a confidential consultation, you must approach one of the most experienced nurse attorneys in Texas, Nurse Attorney Yong J. An. He has assisted numerous nursing license cases since 2006. You may contact him by dialing (832)-428-5679 if you wish to learn more information should you undergo accusations or any other case that may affect your license.