Any type of allegations or accusations at work can be defended, as long as there is a reliable and skilled nurse attorney ready to assist you during the hearing before the Board of Nursing. The Texas Board of Nursing has full jurisdiction regarding cases that may affect an RN or LVN’s license from suspension, disciplinary action or revocation.
Accusations regarding negligence are a must to be observed properly not only by the Board but by a nurse attorney. An example of this happened to an LVN in Lubbock wherein several accusations are filed against about her negligence at work.
On or about March 25, 2015, the LVN failed to maintain a safe environment for her patients in that she exited the facility and failed to ensure that the exit door was locked. As a result, the patient eloped from the facility through the unlocked door and was later discovered by law enforcement with injuries to his face, hands and knees.
The patient was taken to the emergency department for treatment of his injuries. The LVN’s conduct unnecessarily exposed the patients to risk of harm and may have contributed to the patient’s injuries.
Because of this, the LVN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing. During the defense, she states that she fully understands the importance of securing exits in order to provide a safe environment for their vulnerable population. The LVN adds that in a locked facility, unlocking and locking doors is done with such frequency that over time the action can become almost unconscious. The LVN further states that since this incident, her own consciousness regarding the locking of doors has risen significantly and he assures the Board that she will not fail to secure any door in any patient area again.
However, with the failure to hire an experienced nurse attorney to help her defend her side, the LVN never had the chance to defend her side of the story.
Because of this incident, the Texas Board of Nursing then subjected the LVN 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)-428-567 if you wish to learn more information should you undergo accusations or any other case that may affect your license.