A nurse attorney should be hired at all times whenever you undergo a case, whether a civil or a criminal case, that may affect your nursing license. This is what an RN from Abilene should have done when facing a criminal case that is affecting her license and work. Take note that the Texas Board of Nursing can settle matters with a nurse attorney if one is present with the respondent during a case.
At the time of the incident, an LVN was employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse at a hospital in Euless, Texas, and had been in that position for two (2) years.
On or about June 23, 2019, through June 28, 2019, while employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse, the LVN failed to correctly administer thirty-four (34) units of Lantus insulin to a patient, as ordered. Specifically, the LVN failed to verify the right dose, which had been increased by the patient’s physician on June 22, 2019, and instead administered thirty (30) units of Lantus insulin to the patient. The LVN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient in that failure to administer medication as ordered could have resulted in non-efficacious treatment.
In response to the incident, the LVN neither admits nor denies the accusations against her.
As a result of the RN’s misconduct, she will be facing disciplinary action from the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) which is caused pursuant to Section 301.452(b)(10)&(13) of the Texas Occupations Code. The RN should have hired a nurse attorney for instances such as this.
So if you’re summoned by the Board for a hearing against your case if you ever did a minor mistake at work, it’s best to consult a nurse attorney first. For any further information and you wish to schedule a private consultation. Nurse Attorney Yong J. An, can assist you by dialing his number at (832)-428-5679.