Whenever someone filed a complaint against you involving negligence while at work, your license could be put in danger if not defended by a nurse attorney. An LVN from Longview, Texas is just one of the many examples of nurses who were found to be negligent while working.
At the time of the incident, she was employed as an LVN with a home health services provider in Longview, Texas, and had been in that position for six (6) years and five (5) months.
On or about April 1, 2020, while employed as an LVN with a home health services provider in Longview, Texas, LVN was accused of the following:
1. LVN incorrectly performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on a pediatric patient. Subsequently, the patient suffered a cardiac arrest, traumatic hypoxic event, was transferred to a hospital, and expired eight (8) days later. LVN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient in that improper resuscitation and emergency care techniques may result in ineffective lifesaving treatment.
2. LVN failed to document the respiratory emergency of the patient completely and adequately in the patient’s medical record. LVN’s conduct resulted in inaccurate medical records and subsequent caregivers would not have reliable information on which to base their care decisions.
In response to the first incident above, LVN has produced character opinions and recent performance evaluations that reflect that LVN is a well-regarded nurse. LVN does not have a prior disciplinary history with the Board. LVN, in an effort to better herself as a practitioner, has, since this occurrence, taken a CPR refresher course, a tracheostomy, and ventilation course, and has been more proactive in reaching out to her supervisors for all patients that she has cared for, including a patient with a tracheostomy and ventilator. Regarding the second incident, LVN discussed the event with her supervisor on the same date that the event occurred and prepared a written statement of the event for her employer.
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)(D),(1)(M)&(2)(A) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C)&(4).
However, without enough evidence to prove she’s not guilty, the LVN lost the case. This is the reason why the Texas Board of Nursing placed her LVN license under disciplinary action.
If you ever undergo cases such as this, it’s best to seek the assistance of an expert nurse attorney as it could make the case better in your favor. Be sure to find a nurse attorney who is experienced and knowledgeable in several nurse cases to ensure the best assistance possible.
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. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is willing to assist every nurse in need of immediate help for nurse licensing cases. He is an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for the past 16 years and represented over 200 nurses before the Texas BON. To contact him, please dial (832)-428-5679 for a confidential consultation or for more inquiries.