Whenever someone filed a complaint against you involving negligence at work, your license could be put in danger if not defended by a Texas nurse attorney. An LVN from Lubbock, Texas is just one of the many examples of nurses who were found to be negligent while on duty.
On or about July 16, 2020, while employed as an LVN temporarily at a hospital in Lubbock, Texas, LVN did the following:
- LVN failed to accurately document assessments and interventions for five (5) different patients. LVN’s conduct created inaccurate medical records and was likely to injure the patients in that subsequent caregivers would rely on his documentation to provide ongoing medical care for the patients.
- LVN administered Morphine 3 mg syringe from the medication dispensing system for Patient A but administered it to another patient who had requested pain medication. LVN’s conduct created inaccurate medical records and was likely to injure the patients in that subsequent caregivers would rely on his documentation to provide ongoing medical care for the patients.
In response, LVN states that the patient was given pain medication that had been pulled under the wrong patient number; when this was realized by LVN when he asked another nurse to witness the waste of excess medication, the error was reported to management.
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),(1)(D),(1)(M)&(3) and 22 TEX.ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C),(4),(5),(6)(A),(6)(G),(6)(H),(8), (10)(B),(10)(C),(10)(E) & (11)(B).
As a result, the Texas Board of Nursing decided to place his LVN license under disciplinary action. It’s too bad that he failed to hire a nurse attorney for assistance, knowing that he had every reason to defend himself in the first place. His defense would have gotten better if he sought legal consultation from a Texas nurse attorney as well.
So, if you’re facing a complaint from the Board, it’s best to seek legal advice first. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is willing to assist every nurse in need of immediate help for nurse licensing cases. He is an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for the past 16 years and represented over 300 nurses before the Texas BON. To contact him, please dial (832)-428-5679 for a confidential consultation or for more inquiries.