The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) is the government agency that has jurisdiction to hear and decide administrative cases involving RN and LVN in Texas. It is also the agency that is responsible for overseeing the practice of professional nursing all over the state of Texas. Any RN or LVN who is guilty of violating state laws and issuances from the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) may be subjected to penalties or fines if not properly defended by a skilled nurse attorney. As a matter of fact, the RN license and LVN license can even be suspended or revoked.

A perfect example of this incident happened on or about August 28, 2009, when an RN was charged with Obstructing Highway Passageway.

Because of this, the RN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing. During the hearing, the RN states several years ago, she began to experience unexplained muscle aching and fatigue and insomnia and was diagnosed with fibromyalgia by her family doctor. She heard about the fibromyalgia and Chronic fatigue in Dallas. They treated her with nutritional supplements, a sleeping aid (Ambien) and an anti-depressant.

One evening in August 2009, she came home and quarreled with her husband over something insignificant. She just wanted to go to bed and go to sleep. She had some wine took her Ambien and went to bed. She woke up the next morning in the Hunt County Jail with absolutely no memory of any of the events that had transpired. She was appalled when she found out she had driven her car into a ditch. There were food containers which showed she had stopped at a fast food restaurant. She was charged with DUI which was later reduced to blockage of a highway.

Additionally, she tried other ways to treat insomnia, but nothing worked as well as Ambien. She probably needed a sleep study, but she has no medical insurance since her husband had lost his job. Her daughter was also diagnosed with cancer and she had her first grandson. Then the unthinkable happened. She had another episode of sleep driving. She hit a neighbor’s fence who lived down the alleyway and was charged with hitting a highway fixture and resisting arrest. She has no memory of it. She went to court and her lawyer didn’t show up.

Without valid evidence and expert nurse attorney to defend her, the RN was suspended and disciplined.

This is just one of the many cases why every nurse in Texas is expected to act with prudence in practicing the profession. Any form of gross negligence, disobedience or any form of offense on the part of an RN or LVN is never excused.

Any type of accusations can be defended, as long as there is a skilled nurse attorney ready to assist you during the hearing before the Board of Nursing. The Texas Board of Nursing has full jurisdiction regarding cases that may affect an RN or LVN’s license from suspension, disciplinary action or revocation.

The RN lost the case simply because she failed to find an effective and efficient nurse attorney. Avoid committing the same mistake she did. Find the right nurse attorney in Texas to help you with your needs. Contact nurse attorney Yong J. An directly by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 for a discreet consultation.