Losing your license may greatly affect your future career, but only if you failed to hire a nurse attorney for your case. There are some RNs and LVNs who missed their chances to get their license saved from revocation just because they weren’t able to hire any nurse attorney to properly defend them. This LVN from San Antonio, Texas happens to be one of them.
On or about December 23, 2010, while employed as a Staff Nurse in a medical facility in San Antonio, the LVN falsely documented on the Skilled Progress Note in the medical record of a patient, in that she entered her time of arrival to the home as 0700 when, in fact, she did not arrive until 0900.
Furthermore, the LVN forged the signature of the patient’s mother when she failed to obtain the signature during her shift. Subsequently, on December 26, 2010, she documented a complete shift Skilled Progress Note when she was not scheduled to work that day. Her conduct resulted in an inaccurate, incomplete medical record, and was likely to injure the patient in that subsequent caregivers would rely on her documentation in order to provide further patient care.
During the hearing, the LVN admits to the allegations but asserts that she did not do it maliciously or to commit fraud. She admits to being tired at the end of her shift but had to go home, shower and back for her trip the next morning. On the way to the airport, the LVN states that she was going to drop off her notes in the dropbox and realized that she had the complete note instead of leaving the carbon copy in the patient’s home. She also realized that she had not had the mother sign her timesheet. “Foolishly I signed the note, but the time in and placed the note in the dropbox.”
Losing your LVN or RN license can compromise your career. However, a skilled San Antonio nurse attorney can greatly help you in major cases such as this. For assistance regarding your nurse license case, it’s best to contact Nurse Attorney Yong J. An by contacting him at (832) 428-5679.