Losing your license may greatly affect your future career, but only if you failed to hire a nurse attorney for your case. There are some RNs who missed their chances to get their license saved from revocation just because they weren’t able to hire any nurse attorney to properly defend them.
This RN from a medical facility in Houston, Texas happens to be one of them. On or about November 2, 2001, the RN allegedly verbally abused a nursing home resident.
Additionally, the RN allegedly was rough with the nursing home resident and did not treat the patient courteously, fairly, and with the fullest measure of dignity.
Registered nurses have a statutory obligation not to abuse an elderly or disabled patient. Nursing home facility residents have a right to be treated courteously, fairly, and with the fullest measure of dignity and to be free from mental and physical abuse and pursuant to the laws governed by the Texas Board of Nursing.
The RN was given the chance to defend herself and denied all the accusations and cases filed against her. However, without enough evidence to support her case and a nurse attorney to help her, she was discipline. Thus, the Texas Board of Nursing subjected her license for revocation.
The RN denied the allegations against her. However, without a skilled nurse attorney to defend her, she lost her case. The Texas Board of Nursing finds that her condition could have affected her ability to recognize any signs and changes in patient’s condition. Additionally, her condition could have affected her ability to make rational judgments and decisions regarding patient care, which could place the patient in danger.
Because of this, the RN has been subjected to discipline.
Losing your LVN or RN license can compromise your career. However, a skilled nurse attorney can greatly help you in major cases such as this. For assistance regarding your nurse license case, it’s best to contact Nurse Attorney Yong J. An by contacting him at (832) 428-5679.