Misconduct and negligence have been a signature specialty of a nurse attorney when handling cases for some nurses. However, some nurses tend to forget this fact because they really felt like they should be responsible even if they never intended to commit such an error.
On or about 2006, through June 2014, and June 2015, an LVN from El Paso may have lacked fitness to practice professional nursing when she accepted the position of Program RN providing nursing care to residents when she was unable to communicate over the phone or speak intelligibly. Her conduct may be indicative of a physical condition that could prevent her from practicing nursing with reliable skill and safety.
This issue was filed as a complaint and sent to the Texas Board of Nursing. The Texas Board of Nursing has full jurisdiction in all cases that may affect the status of an RN or LVN’s license in the future. But they advise nurses to attend a hearing first before placing the sentence, which the RN attended for her career’s security.
In response to the accusations against her, the LVN states that she resigned from the medical facility due to health reasons on June 30, 2014. She states that at the time of her resignation, there was a Registered Nurse (RN) working for the company that worked in the Brownsville area, but that she resigned the next month. The LVN states that she provided nursing services during the survey in the month of June 2015 as an emergency service to the medical facility due to no new nurse being available.
As a result, the Texas Board of Nursing placed her LVN license to disciplinary action. It’s too bad that she failed to hire a nurse attorney for assistance, knowing that she had every reason to defend herself in the first place. Her defense would have gotten better if she actually sought legal consultation from a Texas nurse attorney as well.
So if you’re facing a complaint from the Board, it’s best to seek legal advice first. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is willing to assist every nurse in need of immediate help for nurse licensing cases. To contact him, please dial (832)-428-5679 for a confidential consultation or for more inquiries.