Criminal cases are something that a nurse attorney could be of great help for some nurses. However, some nurses tend to forget this fact because they really felt like they should be responsible even if they never intended to commit such an error.
A 33-year-old RN from Houston has accused in a fatal fire happened in March 2017. She was released from jail on a bail and was placed on home confinement at her parents’ house and must wear an electronic monitoring device on her ankle to track her movements.
Authorities said the RN can travel only to the church, her attorney’s office and the offices of experts needed for her defense.
The RN is charged with three counts of felony murder and one count of arson in connection with a wind-whipped fire that gutted the upper floors of a six-story office building in North Loop East on March 28.
Houston Fire Department arson investigators said she admitted starting the blaze. She had been in charge of an audit for her employer, a plastic surgeon, but had failed to complete paperwork on time.
She feared to lose her job and thought that a small fire would delay the audit, investigators said.
This issue was filed as a complaint and sent to the Texas Board of Nursing. The Texas Board of Nursing has full jurisdiction in all cases that may affect the status of an RN or LVN’s license in the future. But they advise nurses to attend a hearing first before placing the sentence, which the RN attended for her career’s security.
As a result, the Texas Board of Nursing placed her RN license to disciplinary action. It’s too bad that she failed to hire a nurse attorney for assistance, knowing that she had every reason to defend herself in the first place. Her defense would have gotten better if she actually sought legal consultation from a Texas nurse attorney as well.
So if you’re facing a complaint from the Board, it’s best to seek legal advice first. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is willing to assist every nurse in need of immediate help for nurse licensing cases. To contact him, please dial (832)-428-5679 for a confidential consultation or for more inquiries.