Any type of accusations or negligence can be defended, as long as there is a 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 her negligence at work due to drug use.

On or about July 19, 2012, the LVN lacked fitness to practice professional nursing in that she showed up for her assigned shift exhibiting impaired behavior while on duty, including, but not limited to, displaying a pale appearance with dilated eyes, having difficulty speaking, hallucinating, and having conversations with invisible people. Subsequently, she admitted to having a reaction to her medication and was sent home. 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.

During the hearing, the LVN states that nothing was said to her on August 22, 2012, when she allegedly lacked fitness to practice and she was allowed to work her shift without intervention from any staff member. Furthermore, she admits that she did “bug them for the cheat sheets,” however, states that were only because she was ready to get started.

Because of this incident, the Texas Board of Nursing then subjected the LVN and her license into disciplinary action because according to the board, her conduct was likely to cause emotional, physical, and/or psychological harm to the patient and could have interfered or disrupted this patient’s treatment.

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.