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False accusations are one of the cases that a nurse attorney can resolve. These professionals can guarantee their clients that any false accusations against them be proved to the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) once you hire them for assistance. Sadly, an LVN in Texas failed to do so.

At the time of the initial incident, an LVN was employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse at a hospital in Irving, Texas, and had been in that position for three (3) years and three (3) months.

On or about June 1, 2019, through June 16, 2019, while employed, the LVN failed to ensure that the patient had the correct dose of Lamictal available for administration as it was being titrated from 1 50 milligrams daily to 50 milligrams daily, as ordered by her physician. Specifically, when the dose was ordered to be titrated by the LVN discarded the bottle of 150-milligram tablets before ensuring the new dose was available and failed to notify the physician of the unavailable medication and missed doses. Subsequently, the patient did not receive her ordered doses of medication on five (5) occasions. The LVN’s conduct exposed the patient to a risk of harm from the unavailability of her ordered seizure medication.

In response to the incident, the LVN states she received an order to lower the Lamictal dose from one hundred and fifty (150) milligrams to fifty (50) milligrams and then discontinue. The LVN states that the form of medication on hand at the facility was not consistent with that order so the medication was pulled and set for destruction and the physician was made aware of the need for a new prescription as ordered. The LVN states that the new order was received, and implemented, and medication was administered. The LVN states that she spoke with the daughter to inform her of such and notified her of the timeline for the dosage reduction and when she could expect the medication to be discontinued.

Because the RN failed to provide a nurse attorney to defend her case, the Texas Board of Nursing then considered the evidence given to them and sentenced the RN and her license to disciplinary proceedings. She could have hired a nurse attorney to assist her in the case. To contact one, you may dial Nurse Attorney Yong J. An at (832) 428-5679 to schedule a private consultation.