An RN or LVN who violates the state laws and issuances from the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) should seek proper help from a nurse attorney. Doing so could make or break their cases. As a matter of fact, the license can even be suspended or revoked if not defended properly.
At the time of the initial incident, an RN was employed as a School Nurse at a school facility in Beaumont, Texas, and had been in that position for eleven (11) years and nine (9) months.
On or about May 20, 2019, while employed as a Registered Nurse, the RN failed to adequately intervene by not activating Emergency Medical Services (EMS), for a student, when the student presented to the clinic with an injury to his left arm. The RN used a magazine as a splint to stabilize the student’s left arm, instead of an arm splint and did not call EMS/911. Subsequently, the student was taken to the Emergency Room (ER) and was diagnosed with a fracture to the left arm that required a higher level of care, resulting in transferring the student to an acute care facility. The RN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient from a delay in treatment for a fractured arm.
In response to the incident, the RN states he utilized a magazine to stabilize the student’s arm and there was no bleeding or open areas upon inspection of the left arm. The RN states there was continuous monitoring of the student until a parent arrived to pick up the student. The RN states the student’s mother did not instruct him to activate EMS/911.
Because of the incident, the RN was disciplined and suspended by the Board of Nursing.
The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) is the government agency that has jurisdiction to hear and decide administrative cases involving RN and LVN licenses. The Board has the power to suspend and/or revoke the nurse’s license. It is also the agency that is responsible for overseeing the practice of professional nursing all over the State of Texas.
The Texas Board of Nursing decided to discipline her license as a result of her actions. It’s because she failed to hire a good nurse attorney for the case, which is why her defense was not matched with the evidence that the Board possesses.
A good nurse attorney is always the best line of defense for these cases. This is the reason why Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is dedicated to helping those nurses in need to settle their cases. For a private consultation and other inquiries, it’s best to contact him for assistance by dialing (832)-428-5679.