Accusations are stressful issues for an RN or LVN, except when a 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 a nurse attorney 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 December 4, 2014, while employed as the Director of Nursing in a rehabilitation center in Houston, the RN failed to supervise the nursing staff on providing necessary interventions after a certain patient suffered a fall and began to have a change in condition. The NR left the facility at 8 PM after the patient had fallen at 4 PM, and after the Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) completed a fall risk assessment.

The RN did not notify the registered nurse on duty that four hours earlier the patient had fallen. This failure to communicate indirectly led to LVN not seeking assistance from the registered nurse that evening. The patient subsequently died approximately six hours after the RN left the facility.

The RN was summoned before the Board to defend against the case. During the hearing, the RN states she was advised the patient fell and performed a thirty-minute follow-up assessment, which had a finding of “Clear”. She states she left the facility at 8:00 PM and the patient had been stable for several hours.

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.