Some nurses tend to forget the fact that a nurse attorney is what they need when accused of numerous accusations. Because they really felt like they should be responsible even if they never intended to commit such an error.
On or about June 8, 2018, while employed in a hospital in San Antonio, the LVN lacked fitness to practice vocational nursing in the State of Texas in that she exhibited impaired behavior, including but not limited to: having slurred speech, unsteady gait, vomiting, and having the smell of alcohol on her breath.
Additionally, the LVN refused a drug/alcohol screen and stated she would test positive for alcohol. 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 the patients in poter
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 LVN attended for her career’s security.
As a result, the Texas Board of Nursing placed her license to disciplinary action. It’s too bad that she failed to hire a nurse attorney in San Antonio for assistance if 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.