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A licensed nurse in Texas may be subjected to a disciplinary proceeding before the Texas Board of Nursing. When this happens, the assistance of a good defense lawyer comes in handy. Doing such will help the LVN nurse to defend his case and protect his license. Otherwise, there is a big chance that the licensed nurse will not win in the complaint and end up losing the right to practice professional nursing in the state of Texas.

The disciplinary proceedings before the Texas Board of Nurse (BON) is an administrative proceeding wherein LVN nurses are charged for the commission of an offense or violation of certain state laws. A nurse named Camilla was one of the professionals charged before the Board. She was given a license to practice nursing, which enabled her to land a job in a public hospital.

In July 2014, while the RN nurse was employed in a hospital in Texas, the RN nurse hung dialysate bag belonging to a different patient on the CVVHD (Continuous Veno-Venous Hemodialysis) machine of a particular patient. In addition, the dialysate bag contained a higher amount of potassium chloride (KCL). The conduct of the RN nurse was likely to injure the patient in that the administration of medication on excess frequency and or dosage of the physicians’ orders could result in the patient suffering from adverse reactions.

The RN nurse, Camilla, believed that the administrative case before the Texas Board of Nursing was not a big deal. For this reason, she decided to waive representation by a legal counsel. She did not present any evidence to exculpate her from the liability. This was a wrong move on her part since the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) found her guilty of violating the rules and regulations that every RN nurse must comply. Her arguments were based on the fact that she did not have any intention to commit the wrongdoing.

For failure to hire the right nursing defense lawyer, she lost the privilege to continue her nursing profession. Contact a Texas nurse attorney today who can provide you with a confidential consultation and evaluate your case and counsel you on the best steps to take. Contact Mr. An by calling or texting him 24/7 directly at (832) 428-5679.