Nursing assessment skills are one of the nurse’s most valuable assets. This is the main reason why whenever someone filed a complaint against you involving negligence and medical malpractice, your license could be put in danger if not defended by a nurse attorney.
On or about December 13, 2019, while employed as an LVN at a medical facility in Denton, Texas, LVN failed to appropriately assess and/or document a post-fall assessment for a patient after she sustained a fall and emergency response services were alerted. Subsequently, two days later, the patient complained of neck pain and was transported to the hospital where she was diagnosed with cervical spine fractures. LVN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient in that a failure to appropriately assess the patient post-fall placed the patient at risk for undetected injuries. In addition, LVN’s conduct resulted in an inaccurate and incomplete medical record and was likely to injure the patient in that subsequent caregivers did not have accurate and complete information on which to base their decisions for further care.
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)(D)&(2)(A) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(B)&(4).
However, without valid evidence to defend her side of the story, the LVN lost the case. Furthermore, the LVN failed to hire a nurse attorney to help her with her case. Because of this, the Texas Board of Nursing disciplined the LVN’s license.
Do not be stressed or anxious if you find yourself in a similar situation as that of the LVN mentioned above. All you need to do is to find the right RN/LVN license attorney who can help you in the case. Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas RN/LVN license attorney. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for the past 16 years and represented over 200 nurses before the Texas BON. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An 24/7 through text or call at (832) 428-4579.