A nurse is expected to give the best care for patients and also expected to appropriately follow a physician’s order. Any missed order or failure to follow a physician’s order can bring great harm to any patient. This can result in poor recovery result for any patient. If an LVN is involved in such conduct, remember that a nurse attorney can help with such a case.
At the time of the incident, the LVN was employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse at a medical facility in Fort Wood, Texas, and had been in that position for two (2) years.
On or about January 5, 2020, while employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse at the said facility, the LVN was assigned to provide skilled nursing care to a patient. The LVN repositioned the patient multiple times with swift movements, including grasping the patient by her underarms and flipping the patient. Additionally, the LVN failed to notice the patient’s weighted blanket had fallen over the patient’s face. The LVN’s conduct could have caused the patient harm by not adhering to patient care standards and could have interfered or disrupted this patient’s treatment.
In response, the LVN states after viewing the videos, she can see how the situation was misconstrued and she wishes she could have explained the situation because she cared for this patient and her family and hates how the situation appeared. The LVN states that the patient was experiencing diarrhea which necessitated the repositioning of objects and the patient. The LVN states she was cleaning the client and intended to push the blanket out of the way and as soon as she saw the blanket was over her lower face, she pulled it back to where she intended the blanket to initially be placed. The LVN states she was aware there was a video recording her care of the patient.
Formal Charges were filed on February 13, 2020, against the LVN, and as a result, the LVN and her license were put into disciplinary action by the Texas Board of Nursing. 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 misdemeanors 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.