Accusations are stressful issues for an RN or LVN, except when the right nurse attorney assists you against the case. The Texas Board of Nurses is responsible for all hearings against RNs and LVNs undergoing a case that may revoke suspend or only discipline their license. Take note that nurse attorneys can also defend a nurse’s license against accusations.
This is the story of an RN who has been charged for alleged medical negligence and malpractices.
On or about October 2008, while employed in a medical facility in Edinburg, the RN lacked fitness to practice vocational nursing in that she stated to her employer she had clouded judgment and should not be working with patients. Her condition could have affected her ability to recognize subtle signs, symptoms or changes in patients’ conditions, and could have affected her ability to make rational, accurate, and appropriate assessments, judgments, and decisions regarding patient care, thereby placing the patients in potential danger.
Subsequently, the failure to make scheduled nursing visits. Her failure to make nursing visits deprived the patient of detection and timely medical intervention in the event the patient experienced a change in condition. Additionally, her failure to submit documentation of nursing visits was likely to injure the patients in that subsequent caregivers would rely on her documentation to provide ongoing medical care for the patient.
The RN was summoned before the Board to defend against the case. On or about January 23, 2009, the RN stated she knows she should have gotten help earlier and is willing to go to TPAPN if it is offered.
But without the proper help from a good defense attorney, the RN lost the case and she was disciplined and suspended.
The Texas Board of Nursing then subjected the RN and her license into disciplinary action. The accusation would have been defended by an experienced and skilled nurse attorney, had the LVN 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)-428-5679 if you wish to learn more information should you undergo accusations or any other case that may affect your license.