Losing your license may greatly affect your future career, but only if you failed to hire a nurse attorney for the 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 defend them.
On or about September 4, 2017, through September 13, 2017, while employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse in a medical facility in Beaumont, Texas, and assigned to provide skilled nursing care to a patient, the LVN lacked fitness to practice nursing in that she was observed to be sleeping while on duty by the patient’s mother.
Furthermore, she admitted to sleeping while on duty. Her conduct was likely to injure the patient in that it adversely affected her ability to recognize subtle signs, symptoms or changes in the patient’s conditions, and could have affected her ability to make rational, accurate, and appropriate assessments, judgments, and decisions regarding patient care, thereby placing the patient in potential danger.
In response to the case filed against her, the LVN admits she dozed off and remembers looking at her phone at 0130. She states she posted to Facebook at 0139 and had a meeting at 0200, so she was not asleep for thirty minutes like the facility stated.
The Texas Board of Nursing thus finds that there exists serious risk to the patient’s health and that the LVN, as well as the medical facility, should be responsible for the incident. And even though the LVN had the chance to explain her side to the Texas Board of Nursing, her lack of an effective nurse attorney to help her resulted in her disciplinary actions.
The case could have resulted in a lesser disciplinary action by the Board of Nursing, only if the LVN hired an effective nurse attorney to help her win her case.
Allegations and negligence at work could compromise your career, which is why a Texas nurse attorney could provide you the best help against these issues. If you have any valid reasons, you may refer to a nurse attorney to provide further defense against your case.
If you have questions on how to defend your license from allegations placed on you, it’s best to contact a nurse attorney who has years worth of experience. Nurse Attorney Yong J. An will surely assist you once you contact him at (832) 428-5679 for consultation or further inquiries.