If a patient registers a complaint or if a nurse receives a notice of investigation from the Texas Board of Nursing, a Fort Worth nurse lawyer can help protect their rights and make sure that they are given fair treatment throughout the process.
Sadly, an LVN in Fort Worth failed to do so.
On or about May 6, 2019, while employed as a Staff Nurse in a medical facility in Fort Worth, the LVN allegedly incorrectly administered D5NS with Potassium 20 meq to a patient. The order was for NS with Potassium 20 meq. Her conduct exposed the patient to a risk of harm from receiving unintended medications.
On or about July 19, 2019, while employed in the same medical facility in Fort Worth , the same LVN failed to perform neurological checks at 5 am, as ordered every four (4) hours onto a patient. The oncoming shift found the patient to have a change in neurological condition requiring transfer to a higher level of care. The LVN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient from unrecognized clinical changes and deprived the patient of timely interventions.
On or about September 26, 2019, the LVN again failed to sign the Controlled Substance Analysis and Report (CSAR), document the dose of Dilaudid 2mg IV Push (IVP) that she signed out for a patient, and document the physician who ordered the Dilaudid. Her conduct resulted in an incomplete medical record and Controlled Substance medication record, and unnecessarily exposed the patient to a risk of harm by depriving subsequent caregivers of vital information to provide further care.
On or about September 29, 2019, the LVN failed to sign the CSAR at the start of her shift. Her conduct created an incomplete Controlled Substance medication record for the shift.
Because of this, the Texas Board of Nursing summoned the LVN to hear her side of the story. During the hearing, the LVN states that regarding the incident on May 26, 2019, she was not aware of this issue until the Peer Review. She states that regarding the incident on July 29, 2019, the Charge nurses are responsible for neuro checks; not the Licensed Vocational Nurses, though she routinely assisted them in obtaining neuro checks. She states that regarding the incident on September 16, 2019, she was in a rush and did not fill out the CSAR per regulations.
The Board of Texas has full jurisdiction over all cases regarding RNs and LVNs who committed any forms of offenses. They are also the ones holding decisions whether the RN or LVN’s license has to be suspended, revoked, or disciplined. Therefore, the Board decided to summon the RN for a hearing to defend against the complaint filed to her – this is the part where a nurse attorney should be hired.
False accusations may compromise your career, which is why a Fort Worth nurse lawyer could provide you the best help against these issues. If you have any valid reasons, you may refer to a nurse attorney to provide further defense against your case.
Because the LVN failed to provide a Forth Worth nurse lawyer to defend her case, the Texas Board of Nursing then considered the evidence given to them and sentenced the RN and her license into disciplinary proceedings. She could have hired a nurse attorney in Fort Worth to assist her in the case. To contact one, you may dial Nurse Attorney Yong J. An at (832) 428-5679 to schedule a private consultation.