The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) has the jurisdiction to hear and decide cases involving the practice of professional nursing in Texas. Any RN or LVN found guilty for violating the state laws and regulations may be subjected to a disciplinary case if not properly defended by a nurse attorney. 

One of the best examples where a client failed to hire the right nurse attorney will be discussed in this case. 

On or about July 2011, an LVN from Houston was diagnosed with and has been receiving treatment for a mental health condition that could result in an injury to a patient or the public. 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.

On or about December 15, 2015, while employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse in a medical facility in Houston, the LVN improperly restrained a patient, while clipping a hangnail, which caused bilateral bruising on the patient’s arms. Her conduct was likely to injure the patient in that the use of an improper restraint could result in the patient suffering from adverse reactions and physical, mental or emotional harm.

Because of this, the LVN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing. During the hearing, the LVN states a staff member attempted to cut the patient ‘s hangnail, and the patient got upset and tried to hit the staff member. She further states she held the patient’s left arm, and another staff member held the patient’s right arm while the hangnail was clipped. The LVN states when the patient was assessed following the incident it was noted that she had bruising to bilateral wrists and hands.

However, she failed to hire an experienced nurse attorney to help her defend her side of the story.

The LVN failed to properly present and defend her case against the court. She was disciplined warning to a suspension of her LVN license by violating the Texas Board of Nursing regulation.

Avoid a similar thing from happening on your end. Make sure to find the right nurse attorney in case a complaint will be filed against you before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). Consult with Texas nurse attorney Yong J. An today if you have any questions about your disciplinary process by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 day, night or weekends.