It’s best to seek the help of a nurse attorney when facing any accusations. However, some nurses tend to face these results instead without thinking that nurse attorneys are always reliable for matters such as these.
At the time of the incident, an LVN was employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse at a medical facility in Conroe, Texas, and had been in that position for less than one week.
On or about August 31, 2020, through September 3, 2020, while working as a Licensed Vocational Nurse, the LVN was receiving on-the-job training, and providing care for a Patient, the LVN failed to provide appropriate nursing care in that she was observed sleeping during each of her shifts. On September 3, 2020, the LVN’s coworker attempted to awaken the LVN after she fell asleep around midnight, and throughout the remainder of the shift, without success. The mother of the patient attempted unsuccessfully to awaken the LVN when she arrived home around 3 AM. Finally, after the oncoming day shift nurse arrived, the LVN woke up around 5:50 AM. The LVN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient from a lack of appropriate nursing care.
In response, the LVN reports this happened due to a worsening medical issue she did not realize she had until she saw a specialist in October of 2020.
The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) gave the LVN 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 also received a letter from the Texas Board of Nursing regarding a case or complaint filed against you, you should hire a nurse attorney immediately before it’s too late. Texas nurse attorney Yong J. An is one of those dedicated nurse lawyers who helped various nurses in their cases since 2006. You may contact him 24/7 at (832) 428-5679 for more information or if you want to schedule a private consultation.