A licensed nurse has a lot of responsibilities to take. As an individual who has a valid professional license to practice the nursing professions, there are high expectations from her. The patients expect her to deliver proper medication and perform efficiently in rendering medical assistance. Her fellow colleagues also expect the nurse to help in achieving the goals of the medical facility or institution. At the same time, the LVN nurse is also expected to comply with the several laws and rules promulgated by the State.
In the recent case we learned of, an LVN nurse named Arnaldo was made a respondent in the case filed before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). While employed as a Home Health Nurse, the LVN nurse left her patient alone and unattended in his house without first notifying the patient’s family or primary care giver that he was leaving the premises and her nursing assignment.
The patient had diagnoses that included cerebral palsy, cortical blindness, a tracheostomy and ventricular-peritoneal shunt. At the same time, he was also considered as non-verbal and non-ambulatory, which is why he required continuous care. The patient was left alone and unattended for approximately twenty minutes before the family was notified by the agency scheduler that the nurse had left. The act of the LVN nurse was likely to harm the patient from injuries incurred while unsupervised, including falls, airway obstruction and possible demise.
Do not fret if you find yourself in a similar situation same as that of Arnaldo. All you need to do is to find the right defense lawyer who can help you in the case. Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas nurse attorney. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An and text or call attorney Yong 24/7 at (832) 428-4579.