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An RN or LVN who violates the state laws and issuances from the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) should seek proper help from a nurse attorney.  Doing so could make or break their cases. As a matter of fact, the LVN license can even be suspended or revoked if not defended properly.

At the time of the initial incident, an LVN was employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse at a hospital in Wylie, Texas, and had been in that position for six (6) years.

On or about January 23, 2021, while employed as a Vocational Nurse, the LVN failed to use the emergency call button, code button, or his locator at 0610 when he was told by the technical assistant that the Patient was found unresponsive. Instead, the LVN left the room to find his computer to determine the patient’s code status. Subsequently, the LVN then waited until the charge nurse was available to ask what to do, which caused a 5-minute delay in intervention. The LVN’s conduct was likely to cause injury or death by causing a delay in resuscitation efforts for the patient who subsequently died.

In response, the LVN states, that two other employees had seen the patient before him and neither had pressed the code button. The LVN states he was with another patient when a nurse’s aide notified him of the patient’s status. The LVN states he immediately went to check the patient’s pulse and breathing. As a nurse, the LVN indicates he had never been in a code and had only been a nurse for six (6) months, and further states that on the oncology floor most patients have DNR and for some reason had in his mind that this patient was a DNR. The LVN states he left the patient and looked for the charge nurse, in a partial state of shock, unclear what to do. The charge nurse informed the patient was a full code, and the LVN stated he returned to the room and initiated CPR. 

The RN was given the chance of legal counsel, in fact, all RNs and LVNs who are facing such cases are given the chance of a legal counsel, a nurse attorney at that, as your form of defense against any cases but the RN failed to contact and hire a nurse attorney for help about the case.

Never do the same mistake and avoid such misfortune from happening to your license. If you are looking for a nurse attorney that has a proven track record in this practice area, contact the Law Firm of Nurse Attorney Yong J. An 24/7 by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 for a confidential consultation. Mr. An has over 10 years of experience handling Texas Board of Nursing disciplinary action cases and has helped several dozens of nurses in Texas protect their licenses