Any type of accusation or criminal case can be defended, as long as there is a right nurse attorney ready to assist you during the hearing before the Board of Nursing. The Texas Board of Nursing has full jurisdiction regarding criminal cases that may affect an RN or LVN’s license from suspension, disciplinary action, or revocation.
Cases are a must to be observed properly not only by the Board but by a nurse attorney.
On or about August 22, 2019, while employed as a Registered Nurse in Conroe, the RN allegedly unfastened the patient from a wheelchair and left the patient unattended. Subsequently, the patient fell out of the wheelchair onto the floor. The patient sustained an abrasion on the chin, bruises on the chest, and an increase in seizure activity. The patient was transported to another hospital.
The RN’s conduct exposed the patient unnecessarily to the risk of harm in that the patient sustained an abrasion on the chin, bruises on the chest, and an increase in seizure activity.
In response to the incident, the RN states the patient had food in his mouth and she feared the patient would aspirate on the food so she walked towards the kitchen to grab the patient’s juice. Respondent states she glanced back at the patient and noticed the patient was turned around in his wheelchair. Respondent states the patient lost his balance and fell out of the wheelchair onto the floor.
The RN further states she assessed the patient and observed a small abrasion under the left side of his chin. She states she notified the patient’s mother who was asleep on the couch.
Because of this incident, the Texas Board of Nursing then subjected the RN’s license to disciplinary action.
The accusation would have been defended by an experienced and skilled nurse attorney, had the RN hired one. Hiring a nurse attorney for defense is applicable for any kind of accusation laid against an RN or LVN.
For more details and to schedule a confidential consultation, you must approach one of the most experienced nurse attorneys in Texas, Yong J. An. He has assisted numerous nursing license cases since 2006. You may contact him by dialing (832)-428-567 if you wish to learn more information should you undergo accusations or any other case that may affect your license.