Whenever someone filed a complaint against you, your license could be put in danger if not defended by a nurse attorney.
On or about March 10, 2017, an LVN from Houston allegedly failed to obtain a written physician’s order and ensure that a new and valid prescription was filled for an increase in Fentanyl dosage for a female patient.
Subsequently, the LVN delivered two boxes of expired Fentanyl Transdermal Patches to the facility for the patient, that were previously ordered under another patient’s name by a different physician. Her conduct was likely to injure the patient in that failure to administer the correct medications as ordered by the physician could have resulted in the non-efficacious treatment of the patient’s pain and condition.
Because of this, the LVN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to defend her side.
In response to the incident, the LVN admits that she delivered medication that was prescribed to another hospice patient as per her supervisor’s instructions. She states that in addition to her self-report she participated fully with the health district investigation. She states the medication was never administered to the patient and she did obtain a prescription for the patient from the pharmacy and delivered it to the facility, and the patient did not miss a dose of his prescribed medication. The LVN states it was poor clinical judgment to participate in this practice.
However, the Board states that her conduct was likely to injure the patient in that failure to administer the correct medications as ordered by the physician could have resulted in the non-efficacious treatment of the patient’s pain and condition.
Furthermore, the LVN failed to hire a nurse attorney to help her with her case. Because of this, the Texas Board of Nursing suspended and disciplined the LVN.
Do not fret if you find yourself in a similar situation the same as that of the LVN mentioned above. All you need to do is to find the right nurse attorney who can help you in the case. Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas nurse attorney. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An and text or call attorney Yong 24/7 at (832) 428-4579