An experienced nurse attorney has surely helped a lot of RNs and LVNs when it comes to cases that may lead toward disciplinary action. Unfortunately, not all nurses were able to hire a nurse attorney as they underwent such cases. This incident that the RN from Conroe committed in April 2020 was one of those examples.
At the time of the initial incident, the LVN was employed at a hospital in Conroe, Texas, and had been in that position for four (4) months.
On or about April 6, 2020, while working as a Licensed Vocational Nurse with the hospital, and providing care for a patient, the LVN failed to appropriately administer the scheduled 12.5 m1 doses of Keppra, per physician orders. Subsequently, the patient woke up at 3:00 AM having seizures, tremors, and lethargy. The LVN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient from inappropriate administration of medications.
And as a response to the following incident, the LVN reports she read the name and dosage of the medication and is 100% sure the correct medication was administered.
The following incident had caused the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) or referred to as the Board to place the LVN and her license into disciplinary action. She was sanctioned by the Board because of the misconduct that she did. She should have sought assistance from a good nurse attorney to provide clarifications on the case. Having a good and reliable nurse attorney around during a trial or any proceedings can result in a different outcome.
If you’ve ever done any errors or misdemeanor outside or during your shift as an RN or LVN, and you wish to preserve your career and your license, an experienced nurse attorney is what you need. You may contact Nurse Attorney Yong J. An, an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for 16 years, can assist you by contacting him at (832) 428-5679.