Any LVN in Texas may be subjected to a disciplinary proceeding before the Texas Board of Nursing. Whenever an LVN or an RN finds himself in such a situation, he will need to find the best Texas LVN license nurse attorney in the country. This is important, as it is his only chance to protect his RN / LVN license. Otherwise, the Texas Board of Nursing may find him guilty in the administrative case and order for the revocation of his RN / LVN license.
At the time of the incident, he was employed as an LVN at a hospital in Abilene, Texas, and had been in that position for seven (7) months.
On or about August 20, 2020, while employed as an LVN at a hospital in Abilene, Texas, LVN failed to adequately intervene for a patient, when the patient complained of pain and exhibited aggressive behavior, and refused morning medications, including Cymbalta, Namenda, Toprol XL, Zoloft, Lovenox and Norco. LVN failed to notify the physician regarding the patient’s change in behavior and refusal to take scheduled medications, and requested alternatives to medication administration and/or administration. LVN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient in that failure to administer medications as ordered by the physician could have resulted in non-efficacious treatment of the patient’s condition.
In response, LVN states he would have never ignored a patient’s complaints of pain and would have assessed all aspects of the patient’s pain. LVN states he would have assessed the patient’s pain utilizing the Clinically Aligned Pain Assessment (CAPA) and addressed the incident with the Charge Nurse on duty to de-escalate the situation. LVN states he is unable to provide any further information and is residing in Minnesota.
The above actions constitute grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(10)&(13), Texas Occupations Code, and is a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.11(1)(A),(1)(B)&(1)(C) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12 (1)(A)&(1)(B).
However, without valid evidence to defend his side of the story, the LVN lost the case. Furthermore, the LVN failed to hire a Texas BON attorney to help him with his case. Because of this, the Texas Board of Nursing disciplined the LVN’s license.
Do not be stressed or anxious if you find yourself in a similar situation as that of the LVN mentioned above. All you need to do is to find the right RN/LVN license attorney who can help you in the case. Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas RN/LVN license attorney. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for the past 16 years and represented over 300 nurses before the Texas BON. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An 24/7 through text or call at (832) 428-5679.