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 and LVNs 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 Houston, Texas happens to be one of them. The incident happened on or about December 16, 2009.

On the said date, the patient admitted to a medical facility in Dallas was suffering from ALS (amyo­trophic lateral sclerosis). The family had been told that the patient could not survive for more than ten minutes without the aid of a ventilator. The RN charged with the gentleman’s care during an overnight shift failed to provide the prescribed care. The ventilator became unplugged, and the patient died.

Though the ventilator had a backup battery, it was low, and as the alarms were not heeded, the battery died. This caused the ventilator to stop working. The RN provided falsified documentation that hid the fact that no care had been provided during the nurse’s seven-hour shift. The death is under investigation for possible criminal negligence. Because of this, the RN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing.

Another case involving an RN happened on January 16, 2017. While employed in a healthcare center in Houston, the RN engaged in the use of Marijuana. According to the Texas Health and Safety Code, any unlawful possession and usage of marijuana are prohibited.

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.