There are times where mistakes at work could be inevitable, which is why a nurse attorney can assure full assistance over such errors. Disciplinary actions could have been thought about by the Texas Board of Nursing if this particular LVN from San Antonio, Texas hired a nurse attorney over her case.
On or about October 16, 2016, while employed as an LVN in San Antonio, Texas, and assigned to a patient, the LVN lacked fitness to practice nursing in that she fell asleep while on duty. Her conduct was likely to injure the patient in that it could have affected his ability to recognize subtle signs, symptoms or changes in the patient’s conditions, and could have affected his ability to make rational, accurate, and appropriate assessments, judgments, and decisions regarding patient care, thereby placing the patient in potential danger.
This is a matter that seems to be an accusation if the LVN has a proper reason that shall consider the accusation false. The LVN was summoned before the Board to defend against the case.
The LVN was advised to defend against the accusation when she was summoned by the Board. She states that during the week of the incident, she had worked a seventy-two (72) hour week to cover some unexpected expenses. On October 16, 2016, she placed the patient in his bed for a nap. The patient’s room was made as dark and quiet as possible while she sat in a chair, in the patient’s room, and waited for the patient to wake up. The LVN states she may have dozed off for a short period of time towards the end of the patient’s nap. However, she was awake before the father of the patient entered the room. The LVN considered that the patient’s father may have thought he had dozed off. The LVN apologized relating that if she had accidentally dozed off, or lost track of time, that it would not happen again.
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