A nurse attorney is capable of assisting RNs and LVNs whenever they face a case regarding an expired license. There is a case in Houston where an LVN was facing charges that may compromise her career just because she lacked a license to continue her work. If she hired a nurse attorney at that time, she could have gotten further assistance against her case.
The incident happened on or about April 1, 2016, through March 24, 2017. The LVN started her shift throughout the said dates, but without a license in the first place. This was only noticed on March 24, 2017, when the hospital decided to review her records.
The hospital found out that her license was already labeled as “delinquent” on April 1, 2016. That means she has been working as an LVN for over a year, but didn’t inform anyone of her expired license. Her actions could have caused inaccurate treatment and outdated nursing care over most patients whom she assisted on and between the said dates.
The respondent was given a chance to defend her case. She stated that her license was valid for renewal in 2017, causing her to continue with her duties. Upon learning the delinquent status of her license, she began to take action for it, causing her to stop working. She ceased employment after knowing that her license has expired, and advised a friend to end her contract on April 3, 2017.
She was initially planning to acquire her contract with the hospital at Houston once the facility’s session begins at summer, June 19, 2017. However, she received the complaint and then decided to settle the case for her to go back to work as a licensed LVN. Her reasons could have been strengthened by a proper nurse attorney for the case.
The Texas Board of Nursing subjected the LVN and her license into disciplinary action. The assistance of a nurse attorney could have helped the case become better for the LVN. So if you ever encounter such an issue, it’s best to contact Nurse Attorney Yong J. An at (832)-428-5679 for a confidential consultation.