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The outcome of the patient’s health will be based on the nurse’s efforts and proper care. But if an LVN conducts improper care which can harm the patient, he or she may face complaints or allegation cases. An LVN should come prepared before appearing or facing the Board. A nurse attorney can be your defense against circumstances.

At the time of the incident, she was employed as an LVN with a health care services provider in Georgetown, Texas, and had been in that position for four (4) years and five (5) months.

On or about February 8, 2020, while employed as an LVN with a health care services provider in Georgetown, Texas, LVN failed to appropriately intervene, after the patient suffered a fall from a highchair after LVN had left him unattended and unsecured. The patient immediately sustained a visible head injury from the fall. Additionally, LVN failed to assess and/or document her nursing interventions and the patient’s response to said nursing interventions in the medical record; including: the patient’s status, contacts with other members of the care team and any physician’s orders to escalate care. LVN’s conduct created an incomplete medical record and was likely to injure the patient from delay of emergency medical care.

In response to the incident, LVN states the fall occurred after LVN turned her back to empty some milk, while she and the patient were in the kitchen together. LVN further states she spoke with both parents within twenty (20) minutes of the patient’s fall.

The above actions constitute grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(10)&(13), Texas Occupations Code, and is a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.11(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(D),(1)(M)&(1)(P) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C)&(4).

As a result, the Texas Board of Nursing decided to place her LVN license under disciplinary action. It’s too bad that she failed to hire a nurse attorney for assistance, knowing that she had every reason to defend herself in the first place. Her defense would have gotten better if she sought legal consultation from a Texas nurse attorney.

So, if you’re facing a complaint from the Board, it’s best to seek legal advice first. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is willing to assist every nurse in need of immediate help for nurse licensing cases. He is an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for the past 16 years and represented over 300 nurses before the Texas BON. To contact him, please dial (832)-428-5679 for a confidential consultation or for more inquiries.