If you have been reported and have received a letter from the Texas Board of Nursing regarding a case or complaint filed against you, seeking and hiring a nurse attorney is the solution for that. This should be the first thing to do for an RN or an LVN before facing the case they are in.
At the time of the incident, an LVN was employed as a Field Nurse at a hospital in, Galveston, Texas, and had been in that position for seven (7) months.
The incident happened on or about October 31, 2015, and November 1, 2015, while employed as a Field Nurse, the LVN failed to perform skilled nursing (SN) visits a patient who had recently been discharged from the hospital with three (3) drains placed following a double mastectomy. Subsequently, another nurse visited the patient on November 2, 2015, and found two (2) of the three (3) drains not draining, the physician was notified, and the patient was sent to the Emergency Room. The LVN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient from delayed assessment, from undetected changes of condition, and deprived the patient of timely interventions.
In response to the incident, the LVN states that she was experiencing medical issues at the time. Due to the LVN’s conduct, the Board has to take disciplinary action against the LVN. The RN’s actions were a violation of the nursing practice cause pursuant to Section 301.452(b) (10) & (13) of the Texas Occupations Code.
The RN has failed to hire a nurse attorney to fully defend his case that had led to the outcome decided by the Texas Board of Nursing.
If you have questions regarding the Texas Board of Nursing disciplinary process, contact the Law Office of Nurse Attorney Yong J. An for a confidential consultation by calling or texting 24/7 at (832) 428-5679 and ask for attorney Yong.