An allegation or complaint could be a serious case, which is why a nurse attorney is needed if you get accused of this kind of scenario. However, some 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 San Antonio failed to do this which resulted in disciplinary action. Take note that the Board of Nursing who handles all of the cases may affect the nurse’s 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 LVN’s favor, especially if the LVN has a good defense against the case.
On or about July 24, 2003, while employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse in a hospital in Kerrville, the LVN withdrew Hydrocodone, Propoxyphene and Loperamide from the Medication Dispensing System (Pyxis) for patients, but failed to document, or accurately document, the administration of these medications in the patients’ medical records.
Her conduct was likely to injure the patients in that subsequent caregivers would rely on her documentation to further medicate the patients which could result in an overdose and placed the hospital in violation of Chapter 481 of the Texas Health and Safety Code (Controlled Substances Act).
As part of the defense, the LVN denied all the accusations against her. She says that she is doing everything she can to do her job well. However, without the help of a good nurse attorney, the LVN failed to defend her case. The result is a suspension and discipline by the Board of Nursing.
If you ever undergo cases such as this, it’s best to seek the assistance of a good nurse attorney as it could make the case better in your favor. Be sure to find a nurse attorney who’s experienced and knowledgeable in several cases to ensure the best assistance possible.
If you also received a complaint regarding a case or complaint filed on you, you should hire a nurse attorney immediately before it’s too late. Texas nurse attorney Yong J. An is one of those dedicated lawyers who helped various LVNs in their cases since 2006. You may contact him 24/7 at (832) 428-5679 for more information or if you want to schedule a private consultation.