When facing any accusations and complaints or even charges, it is best to seek help from a nurse attorney. A nurse attorney is someone who represents RNs and LVNs in court. They are also the ones who react and make decisions quickly in demanding conditions.
At the time of the incident, an LVN was employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse at a hospital in College Station, Texas, and had been in that position for two (2) years and one (1) month.
On or about June 29, 2019, while employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse, the LVN failed to properly assess and/or document the assessment of a patient after she noticed the patient lying on the floor next to a chair. Furthermore, video surveillance showed that the LVN picked the patient up, placed her in a chair, and walked away without conducting an assessment or changing the patient’s wet clothing. The LVN’s conduct resulted in an inaccurate medical and could have caused changes in the patient’s condition to go undetected and untreated.
On or about June 29, 2019, while employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse, the LVN failed to provide a safe environment for the patient in that the LVN found the patient lying on the floor: picked the patient up, and placed her in a chair, and then walked away. The patient subsequently fell out of the chair again approximately four (4) minutes later. The LVN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient in that it created an unsafe environment and may have unnecessarily exposed the patient to emotional, physical, and/or psychological harm.
In response, the LVN states no fall or injuries were reported to her during her shift on June 29, 2019, the LVN relates that just prior to shifting change, the patient was observed lying on the dining room floor and was assessed from head to toe. She also stated that she picked the patient ‘up and guided her into a chair. The LVN relates she did not observe any skin tears or wounds.
The Texas Board of Nursing gave the RN the chance to defend herself. However, she was not able to provide a good defense for herself, especially when the evidence was brought up to her. Therefore, the Board placed her RN license to disciplinary action instead.
If you are summoned to appear before a licensing board regarding a disciplinary incident, you will need an experienced nurse attorney who knows how to handle nurse cases.
Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is a Texas nurse licensed defense lawyer that has a proven track record. He has over 16 years of experience handling Texas BON disciplinary action cases and has helped protect the license of numerous nurses in Texas. For a confidential consultation, call or text him at (832) 428-5679.