Any type of accusations or negligence 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.
Accusations regarding negligence are a must to be observed properly not only by the Board but by a nurse attorney. An example of this happened to an LVN in Lubbock wherein several accusations are filed against about her negligence at work.
On or about March 8, 2018, while employed as a staff nurse in a rehabilitation center in Weatherford, Texas, the RN failed to notify the Director of Nursing (DON) and physician, and failed to call 911 after a certified nurse aide (CNA) notified her that a patient was unresponsive with cool, clammy skin, low body temperature, and a blood sugar reading of 21.
Instead, the RN left the resident’s room to retrieve a single dose of glucagon, administered the glucagon to the resident, and waited approximately forty (40) minutes before calling for emergency medical services (EMS). Additionally, while waiting for EMS to arrive, the RN left the resident’s room, again, to administer a pain pill to another resident.
However, with the failure to hire an experienced nurse attorney to help her defend her side, the RN never had the chance to defend her side of the story.
Because of this incident, the Texas Board of Nursing then subjected the RN and her license into disciplinary action.
The accusation would have been defended by an experienced and skilled nurse attorney, had the RN hired one. Hiring a nurse attorney for defense is applicable for any kind of accusation laid against an RN or LVN.
For more details and to schedule a confidential consultation, you must approach one of the most experienced nurse attorneys in Texas, Yong J. An. He has assisted numerous nursing license cases since 2006. You may contact him by dialing (832)-428-567 if you wish to learn more information should you undergo accusations or any other case that may affect your license.