All professional nurses in the state of Texas must comply with all the laws promulgated by the government. The RN or LVN nurse is expected to follow the rules and regulations set by the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). One wrong move can lead to the suspension or revocation of the nursing license. Aside from this, the nurses are also required to abide by the rules mandated in their workplaces. When there are complaints regarding the misconduct or negligence of the nurses, any aggrieved party may directly file an administrative case before the Board.
When a case is filed against the erring registered nurse, it is highly recommended that he hires a lawyer to defend himself. The assistance of an expert nursing defense attorney is such a big help especially if the case involves a possible revocation of the professional license. There are actually hundreds of cases that led to the permanent cancellation of the nursing licenses due to the failure to the defendant to get proper representation by the counsel. Among these is the case of Marvel who waived his right to be assisted by the counsel.
John is a RN nurse who worked in a medical center in Texas for almost five long years. A case was filed against him before the Texas Board of Nursing. The complaint alleged that on or about June 6, 2012, the LVN nurse failed to institute appropriate emergency intervention to include airway suctioning to stabilize a patient’s medical condition when the resident was emitting gurgling sounds from his airway from approximately 19:00 hours until 20:30 hours.
A registered nurse, who had just arrived at the facility, discovered that the resident patient’s oxygen saturation level was fifty-two percent (52%) on room air and sanctioned approximately one hundred cc’s (100 cc’s) of fluid from his airway. The a conduct of the LVN nurse deprived the patient involved of adequate airway management and delayed definitive medical treatment of the latter’s condition. Eventually, the patient died. According to the complainants, the act of the LVN nurse contributed to the demise of the patient.
For all this, the RN nurse faced a charge before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). The Board sent the proper notice to notify him of all the complaints filed against him. Instead of explaining his side, he opted to just continue his practice a professional nurse in Texas. He even waived his right to be represented by a counsel.
If you have received a letter from the Texas, it is best to consult an experienced Texas Nurse Defense Attorney who can guide you on the steps you need to take to protect your nursing license. Contact nurse attorney Yong J. An directly by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 for a discreet consultation.