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The role of a nurse in a healthcare setting encompasses not only providing compassionate care but also diligently following medical orders to ensure that patients receive the appropriate treatment for their conditions. Any deviation from these orders can have serious consequences for the patient, potentially leading to adverse health outcomes. In cases where deviations from medical orders and potential harm to the patient are at stake, a nurse attorney’s expertise is indispensable. The nurse attorney can act as a mediator between the LVN, the healthcare institution, regulatory bodies, and other involved parties, facilitating transparent communication and addressing any misunderstandings.

At the time of the initial incident, she was employed as an LVN at a hospital in Laredo, Texas, and had been in that position for twelve (12) months.

On or about June 17, 2021, through June 19, 2021, while employed as an LVN at a hospital in Laredo, Texas, LVN failed to administer eight (8) injections of Hydromorphone 1mg to a patient as ordered by the physician in that Hydromorphone was ordered for ‘breakthrough pain not controlled by previous analgesic administration’. LVN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient in that the failure to administer medications as ordered could result in the patient suffering from adverse reactions.

The above actions constitute grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(10)&(13) Texas Occupations Code, and is a violation of 22 TEX ADMIN. CODE §217.11(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C),(1)(N),(1)(T)&(3) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12 (1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(E),(4),(5),(6)(A),(6)(H),(6)(I)&(11)(B).

Because of this, the LVN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to defend her side, but the LVN failed to hire a nurse attorney to help her with her case and without proper defense, the Texas Board of Nursing then decided to place her LVN license under disciplinary action.

If you also received a letter from the Texas Board of Nursing regarding a case or complaint filed on you, you should hire a nurse attorney immediately before it’s too late. Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas nurse attorney. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is one of those dedicated nurse attorneys who helped represent more than 500 nurse cases for the past 17 years. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An 24/7 through text or call at (832) 428-5679 for a confidential consultation regarding any accusations from the Texas BON.