When the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) has a complaint against you, you should seek the right nurse attorney. Any RN or LVN found guilty of violating the state laws and regulations may be subjected to a disciplinary case such as revocation or suspension of her RN or LVN license. The trend is for employers to refer a case to the Texas BON to discipline a nurse and at the same time terminate your employment in most of the cases.
At the time of the incident, he was employed as an LVN at a hospital in Denton, Texas, and had been in that position for five (5) years and two (2) months.
On or about March 1, 2020, while employed as an LVN at a hospital in Denton, Texas, LVN failed to correctly label the blood specimen of a patient before sending it to the blood bank and labeled it with the incorrect patient label. Subsequently, Patient A received a blood transfusion meant for the patient of the mislabeled specimen. LVN’s conduct unnecessarily exposed the patient to risk of harm from blood administered without the benefit of a physician’s expertise.
In response, LVN states that he takes full responsibility for placing the wrong labels on the blood specimen. LVN states however, safeguards were in place that should have prevented the blood from being administered to the wrong patient. LVN states that the two night nurses could not find the order for the transfusion to Patient A, so they generated a verbal order. LVN states that it appears that the physician who allegedly gave the verbal order, did not give it and did not know about it until the following day. LVN states that he labeled the blood with labels from the patient’s binder, without knowing that another patient’s labels had mistakenly been placed in his patient’s binder. LVN states that before leaving at the end of his shift the blood was not there, so he reported to the oncoming nurse, and told him that the patient was supposed to get two (2) units of blood, which was not there yet. LVN states that there could not have been confusion in his handoff report, as to which patient he had and who was going to receive blood.
The above actions constitute grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(13), Texas Occupations Code, and is a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.11(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(D)&(3)(A).
The evidence against the LVN was strong. At the same time, he was not able to properly defend his case in court. As a result, his nursing license was placed under disciplinary action.
Avoid the similar thing from happening on your end. Make sure to find the right defense attorney in case a complaint will be filed against you before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). For more details or for a confidential consultation regarding accusations, it’s best to contact an experienced Texas nurse attorney. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney who represented more than 300 nurse cases for RNs and LVNs for the past 16 years. You can call him at (832) 428-5679 to get started or to inquire for more information regarding nursing license case defenses.