An RN or LVN who violates the state laws and issues 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 Registered Nurse at a hospital in Pasadena, Texas, and had been in that position for six (6) months.
It was on or about October 23, 2019, when the RN left her nursing assignment without notifying a supervisor and reporting off to another licensed nurse. Furthermore, the RN left two patients without an adequate care team in that she was the only Registered Nurse on shift. The RN’s conduct could have exposed the patient unnecessarily to risk of harm in that leaving the nursing assignment could have resulted in the patient not getting the care needed.
In response, the RN states that on October 23, 2019, her daughter’s dad notified her via text message “911” which is their code for a life or death family emergency, and signifying to call as soon as possible. The RN states she immediately attempted to call her daughter, she answered screaming he has jumped on her. The RN states her daughter was an active victim of domestic violence and her boyfriend was punching her in the face and was choking her. She states at 01:02 am she notified the paramedic tech working with her that evening, that she had a family emergency and needed to leave immediately. The RN states the paramedic tech told her he would call the nurse manager on call. She states at 01:03, she left the building and called 911. The RN points out she was the first person to arrive on the scene where she had to stop the beating and found her daughter was beaten about her head and torso. Her daughter was taken to the emergency room, however, the RN returned to Signature Care Emergency Center instead of accompanying her daughter to the emergency room. She stated after the situation was handled at her daughter’s apartment, she returned to Signature Care Emergency Center around 02:40 and was instructed by Robert, the nurse manager on call, to go home.
Due to lack of evidence and failure to hire legal counsel to represent her in court, the Texas Board of Nursing decided to take the RN into disciplinary action.
If you ever undergo cases such as this, it’s best to seek the assistance of a good nurse attorney as it could make the case better in your favor. Be sure to find a nurse attorney who’s experienced and knowledgeable in several nurse cases to ensure the best assistance possible.
If you also received a complaint regarding a case filed on you, you should hire a nurse attorney immediately before it’s too late. Texas nurse attorney Yong J. An is one of those dedicated nurse lawyers who have helped various nurses in their cases since 2006. You may contact him 24/7 at (832) 428-5679 for more information or if you want to schedule a private consultation.