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Accurate and comprehensive medical documentation is crucial in ensuring the continuity of patient care, especially when a patient’s condition takes a sudden turn for the worse. Healthcare professionals rely on these records to make informed decisions and provide timely interventions. A nurse attorney serves a critical role in cases involving incomplete or inaccurate medical records. A nurse attorney can advocate for LVNs in accusation cases where their documentation practices are called into question, ensuring that their rights are protected.

At the time of the initial incident, she was employed as an LVN at a health care facility in Temple, Texas, and had been in that position for one (1) year and five (5) months.

On or about October 28, 2021, while employed as an LVN at a health care facility in Temple, Texas, and assigned as the charge nurse, LVN failed to document the change in condition for a patient after the resident became unresponsive and clammy. Further, LVN failed to document interventions for the resident, including the resident’s subsequent transfer to the hospital, in the resident’s medical record. LVN’s conduct created an incomplete medical record.

The above action constitutes 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) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12 (1)(A), (1)(B)&(4).

The Texas Board of Nursing gave the LVN enough time to defend the complaints filed against her. However, there was a failure on the LVN’s part to find the right RN/LVN license attorney to handle her case. The negligence of the RN/LVN license attorney led to the decision of the Texas BON to place the LVN’s license under disciplinary action.

Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas RN/LVN 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.