An experienced Allen nurse attorney has surely helped a lot of RNs and LVNs when it comes to cases that may lead toward disciplinary action. Unfortunately, not all nurses were able to hire a nurse attorney as they underwent such cases. This incident that an RN committed in 2019, was one of those examples.
At the time of the incident, the RN was employed as a Registered Nurse in a medical facility in Allen and had been in that position for four months.
On or about August 16, 2019, the RN inaccurately cosigned the death pronouncement and order of death of a patient that occurred eighteen days earlier when she was not present at the facility. Her conduct resulted in an inaccurate medical record.
In response to the incident, the RN states that she was asked to sign the resident’s order of death behind the name of the Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) to acknowledge the patient’s death on a facility form. She states that she was told to write a generic order to cover the death in the facility because she was unaware of all the death assessment findings that the LVN reported to the doctor.
The RN states that she asked management about it and was instructed to sign and acknowledge that the patient expired. The RN states that she has signed behind LVN’s acknowledging orders in her career and did not think this was any different. She states that she did not sign to show she was at the death visit, only acknowledging the LVN signature.
The following incident and defense against the case caused the Texas Board of Nursing to place the LVN and her license into disciplinary proceedings. She would have sought assistance from a good nurse attorney to provide clarifications towards the case.
It’s best to seek the help of a nurse attorney when facing different complaints and allegations. However, some nurses tend to face these results instead without thinking that nurse attorneys are always reliable for matters such as these.
If you’ve ever done any errors during your shift as an RN or LVN, and you wish to preserve your career and your license, an experienced Allen nurse attorney is what you need. Nurse Attorney Yong J. An, an experienced nurse lawyer for various licensing cases for 16 years, can assist you by contacting him at (832) 428-5679.