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 2018. During the time of the incident, she was currently employed as a staff nurse in a medical facility in Temple, Texas.
During the said date, the RN allegedly failed to assess the blood sugar level of a patient, whose diagnoses included diabetes, when he experienced a change in the condition of not eating or drinking, and was very drowsy. Additionally, the RN failed to assess and/or document vital signs in the patient’s medical record until approximately seven (7) hours into the shift, at which time she documented abnormal vital signs of blood pressure of 93/56, heart rate 56, and respiratory rate of 26. Subsequently, the patient was transported to the hospital and was found to have a blood glucose level of 800+,
The RN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient by depriving the physician of vital information that would be required to institute timely medical intervention to stabilize the patient’s blood pressure and blood glucose.
Because of this, the RN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to defend her side.
During the hearing, the RN states that she checked the patient’s vital signs later in her shift and found the patient’s blood pre to be very low and called 911, the patient’s family and the physician. She states she did not check the patient’s blood glucose because the patient was not taking insulin and taking oral hyperglycemic medications, and regrets she did not check the patient’s blood glucose.
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.