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The practice of the nursing profession can become challenging and demanding all at the same time. An LVN in Texas needs to follow several rules and regulations in order to prevent revocation of her LVN license. In the past, several cases were filed against different nurses for misconduct and gross negligence which may have put their license in danger if not properly defended by a nurse attorney.

One of the best examples happened to an LVN in El Paso. During the time of the initial incident, the LVN was employed in a nursing home facility and have been in that position for almost two years.

On or about April 2, 2005, a patient fell while seated on a rolling commode in the bathroom were in a nursing home facility in El Paso where an LVN was employed.

The patient had recently been a victim of a stroke that left him with complete left-sided hemiparesis. He had been readmitted with complications associated with the stroke that was described as “a headache and numbness on the left side of his body. The patient was a rather large man and coupled with the injury from the stroke he was difficult to move. There were usually two to three people recruited to help move him.

The LVN on duty that day was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing. She was given the chance to defend her side. She stated that on the day of the incident, she asked another nurse to help her move the patient onto a rolling commode utilizing a gait belt and a “stand and pivot” maneuver. The patient was successfully transferred without incident and LVN was left on her own to roll the commode into the bathroom and help the patient get situated.

The LVN stated that she made sure to reemphasize to the patient that he should use the call light to ask for assistance and told him the call light was located over his right shoulder. She closed the door to the bathroom and on her way out of the patient’s room she closed that door as well.

In an effort to make himself more comfortable and relieve some pressure he was feeling from the commode the patient apparently leaned forward and fell– sustaining injuries that included a fractured left hip.

The LVN heard him cry out in pain and found the patient on the floor of the bathroom. She stated that it just happened and it’s no one’s fault.

However, due to lack of a nurse attorney to help her properly defend her side, the LVN eventually lost the case against her. The events led to the finding of guilty on the LVN’s part.

Avoid the same thing from happening in your case. Make sure to take the necessary steps in dealing with a complaint filed before the Board against you or else, your LVN license may be put in danger.

If you received a letter from the Texas Board of Nursing for negligence or any other offense, it is best to consult an experienced Texas nurse attorney who can guide you on the steps you need to take to protect your RN or LVN license.

Contact a Texas nurse attorney today who can provide you with a confidential consultation and evaluate your case and counsel you on the best steps to take. Contact Mr. Yong An by calling or texting him 24/7 directly at (832) 428-5679.