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The role of an LVN in providing attentive and timely patient care is of utmost importance, with the well-being of individuals relying on their diligence and expertise. However, there are unfortunate instances where an LVN’s actions come under scrutiny due to alleged negligence, potentially causing harm to those in their care. During such critical circumstances, LVNs facing accusations concerning their patient care can greatly benefit from the assistance of a nurse attorney to ensure a fair and just resolution for all parties involved.

At the time of the initial incident, she was employed as an LVN at a health care facility in El Paso, Texas, and had been in that position for three (3) years and five (5) months.

On or about March 31, 2021, while working as an LVN at a health care facility in El Paso, Texas, LVN failed to assess a patient for over seven (7) hours, although the nurse assistant informed LVN during morning rounds that the patient had blood on her bed linens where her head would lie. The patient had a history of Huntington’s chorea and hematomas. Subsequently, at the start of her shift, the oncoming nurse found the patient responsive only to touch, with a large hematoma to the back of her head. EMS was called, and the patient was transported to the hospital, where she was admitted to the ICU for acute urinary tract infection, myxedematous coma, and cervical fracture. The patient was placed on hospice April 9, 2021, with poor prognosis. LVN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient from lack of assessment and interventions for hematoma.

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)(M),(1)(P)&(2)(A) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A),(1)(B)&(4).

Because of this, the LVN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to defend her side, but the LVN failed to hire a nurse attorney to help her with her case and without proper defense, the Texas Board of Nursing then decided to place her LVN license under disciplinary action.

If you also received a letter from the Texas Board of Nursing regarding a case or complaint filed on you, you should hire a nurse attorney immediately before it’s too late. Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas nurse attorney. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is one of those dedicated nurse attorneys who helped represent more than 300 nurse cases for the past 16 years. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An 24/7 through text or call at (832) 428-5679 for a confidential consultation regarding any accusations from the Texas BON.