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Ensuring that patients receive the appropriate medications and treatments as prescribed by physicians is a fundamental responsibility of healthcare providers, especially RNs. Failing to fulfill this duty can have serious consequences for patients, potentially leading to ineffective treatments and unnecessary complications. In situations like this, a nurse attorney can offer valuable assistance. A nurse attorney serves as advocates for the RN, ensuring their rights are protected and providing legal representation if disciplinary or legal actions are initiated.

At the time of the initial incident, she was employed as an RN at a hospital in Plano, Texas, and had been in that position for five (5) years and eight (8) months.

On or about April 13, 2022, while employed as an RN at a hospital in Plano, Texas, RN failed to provide medications to a patient, as ordered by a physician, when she discharged the patient home. RN’s conduct was likely to injure the resident in that failure to administer tube feedings, treatments, and medications as ordered by a physician could have resulted in non-efficacious treatment.

In response to the above incident, RN states she did not notice that the patient’s medications were sent to the facility’s pharmacy and, about one (1) hour after the patient was discharged home, the pharmacy called to inquire about the patient’s medications. RN relates the patient picked his medications up the following day.

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),(1)(D)&(1)(M) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12 (1)(A),(1)(B),(4)&(6)(C).

However, without valid evidence to defend her side of the story, the LVN lost the case. Furthermore, the LVN failed to hire a Texas 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 17 years and represented over 500 nurses before the Texas BON. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An 24/7 through text or call at (832) 428-5679.