Inaccurate medical records about a patient’s diagnosis or symptoms can cause great harm to the patient as well to the doctors and nurses assigned to take care of the patient. Their licenses could be at stake. Attorneys on the other hand are the ones who take care of and help medical practitioners with their cases. For LVNs, they do not need just any attorney but a nurse attorney. A nurse attorney knows the best regarding cases filed against LVNs. That is why LVNs should consider hiring a nurse attorney for the defense.
At the time of the incident, she was employed as an LVN at a medical facility in Lubbock, Texas, and had been in that position for approximately seven (7) years.
On or about April 2, 2020, while employed as an LVN at a medical facility in Lubbock, Texas, LVN failed to assess and document vital signs and notify the physician after a patient reported pain in her chest and back. Moreover, LVN inappropriately attempted to add an entry to the patient’s medical record after the time for making late entries to the record had passed. LVN’s conduct created an inaccurate medical record and could have injured the patient from clinical care decisions based on incomplete assessment information.
In response, LVN states the patient was continually under telemetry and oxygen saturation monitoring, and at no time were any vital signs outside of normal limits. In addition, LVN states she reviewed the patient’s telemetry monitoring, offered the patient an ice pack, and repositioned the patient. The patient’s oxygen saturation was greater than 90%, and the patient was weaned from oxygen during her shift.
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)&(3)(A) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C)&(4).
However, without enough evidence to prove she’s not guilty, the LVN lost the case. This is the reason why the Texas Board of Nursing placed her LVN license under disciplinary action.
If you ever undergo cases such as this, it’s best to seek the assistance of a good nurse attorney as it could make the case better in your favor. Be sure to find a nurse attorney who is experienced and knowledgeable in several nurse cases to ensure the best assistance possible.
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. 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.