Any LVN in Texas may be subjected to a disciplinary proceeding before the Texas Board of Nursing. Whenever an LVN or an RN finds herself in such a situation, she will need to find the best Texas LVN nurse attorney in the country. This is important, as it is her only chance to protect her RN / LVN license. Otherwise, the Texas Board of Nursing may find her guilty in the administrative case and order for the suspension or revocation of his RN / LVN license.
This is the incident that happened to an LVN in 2020. At the time of the incident, she was employed as an LVN at a hospital in Waco, Texas and had been in that position for five (5) year and one (1) month.
On or about April 11, 2020, through January 17, 2021, while employed as an LVN at a hospital in Waco, Texas, LVN failed to intervene and notify another physician, and/or escalate up the chain of command when the provider did not return LVN’s calls, after a patient experienced a change in condition following surgery, including: increased drowsiness with response only to painful stimuli, hypotension and decreasing urinary output. Additionally, LVN waited approximately three (3) hours after noting the aforementioned patient’s change in condition before activating the Rapid Response Team; the patient was subsequently intubated and transferred to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). LVN’s conduct resulted in a delay in emergency treatment for the patient that was needed to prevent further complications and may have contributed to the patient’s subsequent demise.
In response, LVN states she made several attempts to contact the on-call physician throughout the shift. LVN further states she notified the house supervisor when the physician did not respond.
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)(M)&(1)(P) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12 (1)(A),(1)(B)&(4).
Because of this, the LVN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to defend her side but the LVN failed to hire a nurse attorney to help her with her case and without proper defense, the Texas Board of Nursing then decided to place her LVN license under disciplinary action.
If you also received a letter from the Texas Board of Nursing regarding a case or complaint filed on you, you should hire a nurse attorney immediately before it’s too late. Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas nurse attorney. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is one of those dedicated nurse attorneys who helped represent more than 300 nurse cases for the past 16 years. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An 24/7 through text or call at (832) 428-5679 for a confidential consultation regarding any accusations from the Texas BON.