An RN or LVN who violates the state laws and issuances from the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) should seek proper help from a nurse attorney. Doing so could make or break their cases. As a matter of fact, the license can even be suspended or revoked if not defended properly.
One such incident happened to an RN in 2014. During the time of the incident, she was currently employed as a staff nurse in a medical facility in Lubbock, Texas.
On or about October 17, 2014, the RN failed to follow physician’s orders by turning off the feeding tubes of three patients because she was tired of listening to the machines beeping. Her failure to implement physician’s orders exposed the patient unnecessarily to a risk of harm and failure to administer nutrition as ordered by the physician could result in adverse effects.
Additionally, the RN failed to administer, scheduled medications, Synthroid and Omeprazole. Her conduct was likely to injure the patient in that failure to administer medications as ordered by the physician could have resulted in non-efficacious treatment.
The RN also left her nursing assignment without notifying the appropriate personnel, without giving a report, or counting residents’ narcotics. Her conduct was likely to injure patients in that leaving the nursing assignment could have resulted in the patients not getting the care that they needed.
Because of this, the RN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to defend her side. However, she was not able to provide a good and experienced nurse attorney to help her defend her side of the story.
Because of the incident, the RN was disciplined and suspended by the Board of Nursing.
The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) is the government agency that has jurisdiction to hear and decide administrative cases involving RN and LVN license. The Board has the power to suspend and/or revoke the nurse license. It is also the agency that is responsible for overseeing the practice of professional nursing all over the State of Texas.
The Texas Board of Nursing decided to revoke her license as a result of her actions. It’s because she failed to hire a good nurse attorney for the case, which is why her defense was not matched with the evidence that the Board possesses.
A good nurse attorney is always the best line of defense for these cases. This is the reason why Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is dedicated to helping those nurses in need to settle their cases. For a private consultation and other inquiries, it’s best to contact him for assistance by dialing (832)-428-5679.