Some nurses tend to forget the fact that a nurse attorney is what they need when accused of numerous accusations. Because they really felt like they should be responsible even if they never intended to commit such an error.
At the time of the incident, the LVN was employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse at a hospital in Arlington, Texas, and was on assignment to another hospital, Galveston, Texas, and had been in that position for ten (10) months.
On or about May 9, 201 9, while employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse, the LVN failed to properly identify a patient and verify the orders prior to administration of high alert medications, and inappropriately administered Novolog Insulin 7 units and another patient. The LVN’s conduct exposed the patient to a risk of harm from unnecessary administration of insulin without a physician’s order.
In response to the incident, the LVN states she administered the incorrect insulin to the patient. She also states that she immediately reported the error to her supervisor and notified the provider.
The following incident and defense against the case caused the Texas Board of Nursing’s decision regarding the misconduct of the said LVN. The LVN could have sought assistance from a nurse attorney to provide clarifications for the case.
As a result, the Texas Board of Nursing placed her license on disciplinary action. It’s too bad that she failed to hire a nurse attorney in San Antonio for assistance if she had every reason to defend herself in the first place. Her defense would have gotten better if she actually sought legal consultation from a Texas nurse attorney as well.
So if you’re facing a complaint from the Board, it’s best to seek legal advice first. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is willing to assist every nurse in need of immediate help for nurse licensing cases. To contact him, please dial (832)-428-5679 for a confidential consultation or for more inquiries.