If you have a good defense on your side, a skilled nurse attorney can provide excellent assistance. There are cases where some nurses might commit negligence or malpractice while at work. An LVN from Brownsville is a perfect example for this scenario.
On or about May 9, 2020, while employed as an LVN at a medical facility in Brownsville, Texas, LVN withdrew two (2) vials of Hydromorphone 1mg/ml and two (2) vials of Diphenhydramine 50mg/ml from the Omnicell medication dispensing system for a patient but failed to document the administration of the medications in the patient’s medication administration record (MAR) and/or nurse’s notes. LVN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient in that subsequent care givers would rely on her documentation to further medicate the patient, which could result in an overdose. Furthermore, LVN failed to follow the facility’s policy and procedure for wastage of any unused portion of the medications. LVN’s conduct left medications unaccounted for, was likely to deceive the hospital pharmacy and placed the hospital in violation of Chapter 481 (Controlled Substances Act) of the Texas Health and Safety Code.
In response, regarding the documentation of administration, LVN states on the date in question she was floated to a new unit. LVN states she tried to scan the medications, but the ‘workstation on wheels’ was not working. Regarding the waste, LVN states that the facility normally doesn’t record waste for medications that are not a controlled substance.
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)(C)&(1)(D) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1) (A),(1)(B),(1)(C),(4),(10)(C)&(11)(B).
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.