An experienced nurse attorney has surely helped a lot of RNs and LVNs when it comes to cases that may lead toward disciplinary action. Unfortunately, not all nurses were able to hire a nurse attorney as they underwent such cases. This incident that an LVN committed on August 19, 2015, was one of those examples. If she hired a nurse attorney at that time, she could have gotten further assistance against her case.
On or about August 19, 2015, the LVN submitted an Online Renewal Document Registered Nurse to the Texas Board of Nursing, in which she provided false, deceptive, and misleading information, in that she answered “No” to the question: “Have you, within the past 24 months or since your last renewal, for any criminal offense, including those pending appeal:
A. been convicted of a misdemeanor?
B. been convicted of a felony?
C. pied nolo contendere, no contest, or guilty?
D. received deferred adjudication?
E. been placed on community supervision or court-ordered probation, whether or not adjudicated guilty?
F. been sentenced to serve jail or prison time? court-ordered confinement?
G. been granted pre-trial diversion?
H. been arrested or any pending criminal charges?
I. been cited or charged with any violation of the law?
J. been subject of a court-martial; Article 15 violation, or received any form of military judgment/punishment/action?”
The LVN failed to disclose that, on or about February 11, 2014, she entered a plea of Guilty to and was convicted of ORGANIZED RETAIL THEFT, which is a Class A misdemeanor offense committed on May 27, 2013.
The LVN was called by the Board of Nursing to defend her case. She states she misunderstood the questions both times. In regards to the theft, the LVN went to Walmart to get groceries and was waiting for her family to come in. She went to the Foyer to look out the window to see where they were and the officials of Walmart accused her of theft.
The defense against the case caused the Texas Board of Nursing to place the LVN and her license into disciplinary proceedings. She would have sought assistance from a good nurse attorney to provide clarifications towards the case.
If you’re undergoing cases such as this, a nurse attorney may be the perfect assistance for you. An experienced Texas nurse attorney, Yong J. An, could provide further assistance by schedule a confidential consultation. To do so, you may contact him at (832) 428-5679.