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 April 24, 2018, an LVN from Houston inappropriately provided bottles/packages of expired prescription medications, that came from the patients at a home health agency owned by her, to the nursing skills lab for use by students during medication administration learning experiences.
Additionally, she failed to remove patient identification from the labels attached to the bottles, and these medications were left unsecured and unlocked. Her conduct resulted in a breach of the patients’ personal health information, exposing the patients to risk of harm from the disclosure of said personal health information, and exposed the students unnecessarily to a risk of harm from exposure to expired prescription medications.
The LVN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to defend herself. The LVN states the boxed patient medications were inadvertently placed in the skills lab while moving offices and the box of medications was designated for disposal in accordance with her home health agency’s policies and procedures. The LVN states that the medications were never used by the students.
However, due to lack of evidence to support her case and a nurse attorney to help her, she was disciplined and her license has been suspended.
The Board of Texas has full jurisdiction over all cases regarding RNs and LVNs who committed any forms of offenses. They are also the ones holding decisions whether the RN or LVN’s license has to be suspended, revoked, or disciplined. Therefore, the Board decided to summon the RN for a hearing to defend against the complaint filed to her – this is the part where a nurse attorney should be hired.
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.