Negligence at work is a serious case, which is why a nurse attorney is needed if you get accused of this kind of scenario. However, there are some nurses who thought they were guilty of the charges failed to hire a nurse attorney just because they thought it’s the doom for their license already. But that is not entirely the case as there is still hope.
Unfortunately, an LVN from Houston failed to do this. This results in disciplinary action from the Texas Board of Nursing. Always keep in mind that the Texas Board of Nursing handles all of the cases that may affect the license from receiving the suspension, disciplinary action, or revocation. However, with a right nurse attorney for the case, rest assured that the case can go according to the nurse’s favor, especially if the RN or LVN has a good defense against the case.
On or about July 5, 2015, while employed as a Staff Nurse in a rehabilitation facility in Houston, the failed to completely document in the medical record of a patient regarding the patient’s emergency walk-in visit to the clinic. Her conduct resulted in an incomplete medical record, and was likely to injure the patient in that subsequent care givers would not have accurate and complete information on which to base their care decisions.
The Texas Board of Nursing then advised her to attend a hearing regarding her issue. During the hearing, the LVN states that while waiting for reassessment, the patient fell asleep, and was then sent back to his cell. This is the reason why the LVN wasn’t able to completely document the patient’s medical record.
Therefore, the Board decided to extend her disciplinary proceedings for several more years to ensure that she will perform even better in the future.
If you’re facing cases such as this, and you think that additional disciplinary action should not be applied anymore, then be sure to hire a nurse attorney who can fully assist you. Texas nurse attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney for more than 14 years. To contact him for inquiries or to schedule a confidential consultation, dial (832) 428-5679 to proceed.