A RN or LVN who violates the state laws and issuances from the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) should seek proper help from a Dallas LVN defense attorney. Doing so could make or break their cases. As a matter of fact, the license can even be suspended or revoked if not defended properly. An example of this happened to an LVN in Dallas.
At the time of the incident, the LVN was employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse in a medical facility in Dallas and had been in that position for ten months.
On or about June 1, 2018, the LVN allegedly failed to timely remove a tourniquet and butterfly needle applied to the left arm of a patient in order to perform venipuncture to obtain an ordered laboratory specimen. When the LVN was unable to obtain enough blood for an adequate sample and discovered that her remaining laboratory tubes were expired, she departed the aforementioned patient’s premises to drive to the office to obtain additional supplies without removing the tourniquet and butterfly needle.
Subsequently, the tourniquet and butterfly needle remained on and in patient for an estimated thirty (30) minutes and patient sustained a large bruise to his left arm. In addition, the LVN failed to accurately and completely report and document the incident to do so by her employer.
The LVN’s conduct was likely to injure the aforementioned patient due to restricted blood flow to his left arm. Further, her conduct unnecessarily exposed the patient to the risk of harm from an incomplete medical record that subsequent caregivers would rely upon in order to provide further patient care.
In response to the incident, the LVN admits that she inadvertently left the tourniquet on the patient’s left arm and the butterfly needle in his vein in his left antecubital and that she discovered such upon her return to the patient’s home. She states that she removed the tourniquet and butterfly needle, covered the venipuncture site with a bandaid and applied pressure for five (5) minutes. She states she checked the patient’s pulses, which were palpable and positive. The LVN states that she then attempted venipuncture to another vein nearby the original insertion site, but was unsuccessful. The LVN states she removed the tourniquet and butterfly, covered the site with a bandaid and applied pressure. She states she left the patient’s home and notified her supervisor that she was unable to obtain the patient’s lab.
Because of the incident, the RN was disciplined and suspended by the Board of Nursing.
The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) is the government agency that has jurisdiction to hear and decide administrative cases involving RN and LVN license. The Board has the power to suspend and/or revoke the nurse license. It is also the agency that is responsible for overseeing the practice of professional nursing all over the State of Texas.
The Texas Board of Nursing decided to revoke her license as a result of her actions. It’s because she failed to hire a good Dallas LVN defense attorney for the case, which is why her defense was not matched with the evidence that the Board possesses.
A good Dallas LVN defense attorney is always the best line of defense for these cases. This is the reason why Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is dedicated to helping those nurses in need to settle their cases. For a private consultation and other inquiries, it’s best to contact him for assistance by dialing (832)-428-5679.