Accusations are stressful issues for an RN or LVN, except when a criminal nurse attorney assists you against the case. The Texas Board of Nurses is responsible for all hearings against RNs and LVNs undergoing a case that may revoke suspend or only discipline their license. Take note that criminal nurse attorneys can also defend a nurse’s license against accusations.
On or about April 29, 2018, while employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse in a medical facility in El Paso, the LVN allegedly failed to properly monitor and document the patient’s in she documented the patient without actually observing the patient inside the room.
Additionally, video surveillance showed that the LVN conducts checks in the hallway and not from a position where she could monitor the patients.
The LVN’s conduct resulted in inaccurate medical records and was likely to injure the patient in the subsequent caregivers would not have complete information on which to base their care decisions.
Because of this, the LVN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to defend her side of the story. During the hearing, the LVN states that she was responsible for visually observing the patient making safety rounds every 15 minutes. Additionally, she relates she visually observed the patient entering and exiting North Group Room 1 and the hallway and documented her observations properly.
The Texas Board of Nursing then subjected the LVN and her license into disciplinary action. The accusation would have been defended by an experienced and skilled nurse attorney, had the LVN hired one. Hiring a nurse attorney for defense is applicable for any kind of accusation laid against an RN or LVN.
For more details and to schedule a confidential consultation, you must approach one of the most experienced nurse attorneys in Texas, Yong J. An. He has assisted numerous nursing license cases since 2006. You may contact him by dialing (832)-428-5679 if you wish to learn more information should you undergo accusations or any other case that may affect your license.