When an LVN is in a legal bind due to her work, she needs legal representation in the person of an Austin Nurse Attorney. There are hundreds of lawyers who can help people with her legal difficulties, but a nurse will want to find one who understands her job. This is why hiring a nurse attorney is crucial when faced with any accusation.
This is exactly what an LVN from Austin should have done when she faced an allegation.
According to an allegation, a certain patient went to the emergency room with complaints of week-long abdominal pain, sleep apnea, and other symptoms. After an examination by a doctor, the hospital admitted him for treatment.
During his hospitalization, the LVN was accused of negligence in their care, causing the patient to suffer respiratory arrest and a subsequent cardiac arrest. The negligent care left him severely brain damaged, requiring around the clock care.
If proven guilty, the LVN will suffer serious consequences of committed medical malpractice including failure to properly monitor the patient and failure to provide a competent and qualified nurse.
When a hospital engages in improper or negligent medical care of a patient and the patient suffers harm as a result of that treatment, hospital negligence has occurred. Hospital malpractice includes negligent treatment performed by doctors, but also all other hospital employees – including RNs, LVNs, pharmacists, technicians. In this case, the LVN was on duty and was accused of the said allegation.
During the hearing, the LVN denied the allegations and accusations filed against her. She believed everything was just improper communication between her and the patient and that the patient just took the matter really seriously without having to convey the real story or situation.
However, without the right evidence to prove she’s not guilty, the LVN still was disciplined.
The Texas Board of Nursing subjected the LVN and her license into disciplinary action. The assistance of an Austin nurse attorney could have helped the case become better for the LVN. So if you ever encounter such an issue, it’s best to contact Austin Nurse Attorney Yong J. An at (832) 428-5679 for a confidential consultation.