Facing any allegations may compromise your career and a Texas nurse attorney could provide you the best help. If you have any valid reasons, you may refer to a nurse attorney to provide further defense against your case.
On or about April 4, 2018, while employed as Intensive Care Unit nurse in a hospital in Sugar Land, the LVN failed to correctly titrate and administer a paralytic medication (Vercuronium) being administered intravenously to a patient.
Also, she failed to assess and document the Train of Four results as ordered by physician every 15 minutes until goal of 2/4 twitches achieved. Her conduct was likely to injure the patient from unknown and/or undetected changes in condition and the failure to administer medications as ordered by the physician could have resulted in non-efficacious treatment.
On the same day, the LVN administered an intravenous infusion of insulin to the wrong patient, who subsequently suffered seizures and required ventilator support. Her conduct was likely to injure the patient from potentially adverse complications of undetected and untreated drops in blood glucose levels, including seizure and loss of consciousness and possible demise.
The Board of Texas has full jurisdiction over all cases regarding RNs and LVNs who committed any forms of offenses. They are also the ones holding decisions whether the RN or LVN’s license has to be suspended, revoked, or disciplined. Therefore, the Board decided to summon the LVN for a hearing to defend against the complaint filed to her – this is the part where a nurse attorney should be hired.
In response to the incidents filed against her, the LVN states she followed the protocol to neurologically assess the patient and titrate and or adjust the drip based on her assessment. She states that she followed the FOUR Score assessment and after task completed that she charted her assessments hourly.
The LVN states that nothing happened to the patient while she was on sedation and paralytic drip. Further, she states she scanned the Protonix medication which was to be replaced but while in the mist of hanging the medication she was distracted with calls from other departments while in the patient’s room and accidently grabbed the insulin bag instead of the Protonix being that there were three different medications in her pocket at the time. After the patient became drowsy and had a seizure episode, it was the physician who noticed the insulin was being administered instead of the Protonix and stopped the insulin immediately. She states she did not intentionally want to harm any of my patients and that it was a mistake.
The Texas Board of Nursing subjected the RN and her license into disciplinary action. The assistance of a nurse attorney could have helped the case become better for the RN. So if you ever encounter such an issue, it’s best to contact Nurse Attorney Yong J. An at (832) 428-5679 for a confidential consultation.