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. Any nurse facing trouble needs the help they can get from a nurse attorney. So they should consider hiring a nurse attorney.
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 April 8, 2016, while employed as a Charge Nurse in a Houston medical facility, a RN failed to ensure the Director of Nursing (DON) was notified that a patient sustained a fall resulting in a hematoma on her forehead.
Additionally, the RN failed to ensure that the DON and the Medical Director were notified when there had been no response from the resident’s physician after he had called several times and left messages.
When summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing, the RN states that she contacted the resident’s physician three times that afternoon after the incident. Each time she spoke with someone at the physician’s office, and each time she relayed the neurological findings.
During at least one telephone call, the RN was told to continue taking the neurological checks and that the physician would call back. Because the ADON responded to the incident, she assumed that the ADON would notify the DON.
The RN was located on a different hall when the fall occurred. She was informed of the fall and was told to contact the ADON. She spoke with the ADON and then went to the resident’s room to take vital signs and neurological checks. By the time she arrived at the patient’s room approximately forty-five minutes had passed since the resident’s fall.
The RN’s first neurological check of the patient was at 2:45 p.m. and was preceded by three neurological checks by others.
Unfortunately, the Texas Board of Nursing believed that there is not enough evidence to support the RN’s defense.
Because of this incident, 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)-428-567 if you wish to learn more information should you undergo accusations or any other case that may affect your license.