Losing your license may greatly affect your future career, but only if you failed to hire a nurse attorney for your case. There are some RNs and LVNs who missed their chances to get their license saved from revocation just because they weren’t able to hire any nurse attorney to properly defend them.
On or about October 5, 1999, a complaint was against an LVN after a patient died as a result of allegedly negligent care.
According to the complaint, the elderly female patient needed around-the-clock care and was admitted to a nursing facility as a result. The patient had trouble walking and suffered loss of balance due to muscle weakness, so constant monitoring was a necessity to ensure the patient was safe. The patient was a resident at the nursing facility for two years, and it is alleged that over the course of these two years the patient suffered multiple falls from her bed and was found on the floor on several occasions.
Just before her death, the patient apparently suffered a severe fall and was rushed to the emergency department of a local hospital, where it was discovered that she had suffered multiple fractures from the fall. After several days at the hospital, the patient was returned to the nursing facility where she passed away only a few weeks later. The claim asserts that the patient’s untimely death was the result of negligent care of the LVN who were in-charge to the patient during her stay at the hospital.
The LVN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to defend herself. She denied all the accusations and cases filed against her. However, due to lack of evidence to support her case and a nurse attorney to help her, she was disciplined and her LVN license has been suspended.
Any nurse who faces any cases they wish to deny should hire a nurse attorney to strengthen their defense. Professionals help can provide a better form of defense against the Texas Board of Nursing as an RN or LVN faces an accusation of any criminal charge they never committed. This is just one of the many cases the mentioned LVN from El Paso should have known had she only hired a nurse attorney to help her.
Losing your LVN or RN license can compromise your career. However, a skilled nurse attorney can greatly help you in major cases such as this. For assistance regarding your nurse license case, it’s best to contact Nurse Attorney Yong J. An by contacting him at (832) 428-5679.