Any accusations of medical negligence should never be taken lightly. Even if you are certain that you have done nothing to such allegations, do not face the charges alone and seek help from a nurse attorney. You might end up leaving unprepared to answer questions which could eventually lead to you being deemed culpable.
At the time of the incident, an LVN was employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse at a hospital facility in Pearland, Texas, and had been in that position for one (1) year and five (5) months.
On or about March 28, 2019, while employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse, the LVN failed to immediately initiate cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) upon observing a patient as unresponsive; instead, the LVN instructed an unlicensed staff member to initiate CPR and call 911 while the LVN left the room in search of an automatic external defibrillator (AED). Subsequently, another nurse initiated CPR, but the patient could not be resuscitated. The LVN’s conduct resulted in a delay in resuscitation efforts and may have contributed to the resident’s demise.
In response to the incident, the LVN states she assessed the patient and felt a weak pulse. The LVN further states she directed a staff member to start chest compressions. The LVN states she left the patient with the staff member in order to search for an automatic electronic defibrillator (AED) and to summon the registered nurse for assistance.
Because of this incident, the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) then subjected the LVN and her license to disciplinary action.
The accusation would have been defended by an experienced and skilled nurse attorney if the LVN hired one. Hiring a nurse attorney for defense is applicable for any kind of accusation laid against an RN or LVN.
Always remember that if a patient thinks she has been hurt or injured as a result of failing to provide proper nursing care, that particular patient could sue the nurse. But that doesn’t mean the LVN has been negligent.
Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is a Texas nurse license defense lawyer that has a proven track record. He has over 12 years of experience handling Texas BON disciplinary action cases and has helped protect the license of numerous nurses in Texas. For a confidential consultation, call or text him at (832) 428-5679.