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Losing your license may greatly affect your future career, but only if you failed to hire the right nurse attorney for your case. There are some RNs and LVNs who missed their chances to get their license saved from revocation just because they weren’t able to hire any nurse attorney to properly defend them.

This RN from San Antonio, Texas happens to be one of them. On or about November 23, 2016, the RN failed to adequately collaborate with a patient including educating the patient on treatment options, risks of treatment, and possible side effects, for an injection of Kenalog to her right wrist for wrist pain.

Subsequently, the patient developed loss of pigmentation around the injection site. Side effects for this medication include hyperpigmentation, hypopigmentation, and purpura rash. Her conduct unnecessarily exposed the patient to a risk of harm from treatment without informed consent.

In response to the complaints filed against her, the RN states she informed the patient of potential common risks that include bleeding, pain, swelling or infection, and that she does not have documentation of hypopigmentation in her discussion so she could not attest that she added that into her risk factors.  She further states after the verbal consent was obtained, she administered the medication.

The RN was given the chance to defend herself. However, without enough evidence to support her case and a nurse attorney to help her, she was disciplined. Thus, the Texas Board of Nursing subjected her license for revocation.  

Losing your LVN or RN license can compromise your career. However, a skilled nurse attorney can greatly help you in major cases such as this. For assistance regarding your nurse license case, it’s best to contact Nurse Attorney Yong J. An by contacting him at (832) 428-5679.