Inaccurate medical records about a patient’s diagnosis or symptoms can cause great harm to the patient as well to the doctors and nurses assigned to take care of the patient. Their licenses could be at stake. Attorneys on the other hand are the ones who take care of and help medical practitioners with their cases. For LVNs, they do not need just any attorney but a nurse attorney. A nurse attorney knows the best regarding cases filed against LVNs. That is why LVNs should consider hiring a nurse attorney for the defense.
At the time of the initial incident, she was employed as an LVN with a non-profit senior care provider in Georgetown, Texas, and had been in that position for ten (10) months.
On or about September 18, 2019, while employed as an LVN with a non-profit senior care provider in Georgetown, Texas, LVN did the following:
1. LVN inaccurately documented in the medical record of a patient that the patient had a temperature of 80 degrees. LVN’s conduct resulted in an inaccurate medical record and was likely to injure the patient in that subsequent caregivers would not have accurate information on which to base their care decisions.
2. LVN inaccurately documented in the medical record of another patient that the patient had respirations of 60 breaths per minute. LVN’s conduct resulted in an inaccurate medical record and was likely to injure the patient in that subsequent caregivers would not have accurate information on which to base their care decisions.
In response to the above incidents, LVN states these are just minor incidents.
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)&(2) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A),(1)(B),(4)&(11)(B).
A case was ultimately filed against her before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). The said allegation was fatal to the LVN’s capability to perform the essential functions and duties. Sad to say, the nursing defense attorney who handled her case was not able to properly defend her interests and rights before the Board. The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) found her guilty of the offense alleged in the complaint and 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 against you, you should hire a nurse attorney immediately before it’s too late. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is one of those dedicated nurse attorneys who helped represent more than 150 nurse cases for the past 16 years. You may contact him 24/7 at (832) 428-5679 for more information or if you want to schedule a private consultation.