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Any accusations of professional misconduct should never be taken lightly. Even if you are certain that you have done nothing to such allegations, do not face the charges alone. You might end up leaving unprepared to answer questions which could, in turn, lead to you being deemed culpable. So you need to seek help from a nurse attorney in Arlington for such cases filed against you.

On or about May 11, 2018, while utilizing a Privilege to Practice (PTP) nursing from the State of Texas and employed as a staff nurse in a medical facility in Arlington, the LVN lacked the fitness to practice nursing in that she exhibited signs of impaired behavior while on duty, including not able to focus, not able to follow simple commands, having bloodshot eyes, her hands were visibly shaking, having slurred speech, and irregular behavior.

Additionally, it was reported by coworkers that they could smell alcohol on the LVN’s breath. Her condition could have affected her ability to recognize subtle signs, symptoms, or changes in patients’ conditions, and could have affected her ability to make rational, accurate, and appropriate assessments, judgments, and decisions regarding patient care, thereby placing patients in potential danger.

During the said date, the LVN also abruptly left her nursing assignment without notifying a supervisor and reporting off to another nurse. Her conduct exposed the patients unnecessarily to the risk of harm in that leaving the nursing assignment could have resulted in the patients not getting the care needed.

Because of this, the Texas Board of Nursing disciplined the LVN.

Once a charge from the Board is filed, that case becomes public record and available for the world to see. When this happens, this makes it very difficult to get a job that takes insurance. An experienced nurse attorney in Arlington knows how to avoid these pitfalls.

Your license can be disciplined over simple misunderstandings, small mistakes, or trivial issues. When this happens, hiring a nurse attorney in Arlington is your best option. Attorney Yong J. An is an Arlington nurse license defense lawyer that has a proven track record. He has over 12 years of experience handling Texas Board of Nursing disciplinary action cases and has helped protect the license of numerous nurses in Texas. For a confidential consultation, call or text him at (832) 428-5679.