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 November 30, 2016, through December 14, 2016, the said LVN submitted falsified nursing documentation for a patient, which indicated she made multiple visits to the patient’s home. Records indicate the visits were not conducted due to the patient being hospitalized during this time period. The LVN’s conduct created an inaccurate medical record and was likely to defraud the facility of money paid to the LVN for hours not actually worked. Additionally, her conduct was likely to injure the patient in that subsequent caregivers would rely on his documentation for further care.
During the hearing, the LVN states she made a nurse visit to the patient’s home on December 1, 2016, and spoke with the care provider, who gave him information on the patient. She states the patient was said to be asleep and therefore no direct patient contact was made. The LVN further states she conducted a follow-up phone visit and attempted another home visit, but she was unable to establish contact with the patient, with the care provider. She states she documented the second attempted visit in a nurse visit form instead of a supplemental interdisciplinary form, and she called in the visit and entered the code “017 Nurse Visit” rather than “011 attempted visit at patient home.”
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.