Accusations are stressful issues for an RN or LVN, except when a nurse attorney assists you against the case. The Texas Board of Nurses is responsible for all hearings against RNs and LVNs undergoing a case that may revoke suspend or only discipline their license. Take note that nurse attorneys can also defend a nurse’s license against accusations.
On or about January 17, 2018, while employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse in a nursing home in Austin, the LVN was accused of medical negligence due to failure to properly monitor her assigned patient of the time.
The patient was a 19-year-old with an illness that required that he be hospitalized and given liquids and nutrition through an IV line placed through his neck. When he had recovered from his illness and was ready to go home, the hospital sent the LVN to remove the IV line.
Unfortunately, the LVN had never been properly trained to remove such a line and she did not follow proper procedure. When the patient began to gasp for air, the LVN failed to respond, telling the patient he was anxious and needed to calm down.
Due to the improper procedure, a bubble of air had entered the patient’s blood vessels and traveled to his heart. In front of the LVN and his own parents, who were there to take their son home, the patient asphyxiated and died.
The Texas Board of Nursing then subjected the LVN and her license into 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.
For more details and to schedule a confidential consultation, you must approach one of the most experienced nurse attorneys in Texas, 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.