Any type of accusations or criminal case can be defended, as long as there is a skilled nurse attorney ready to assist you during the hearing before the Board of Nursing. The Texas Board of Nursing has full jurisdiction regarding criminal cases that may affect an RN or LVN’s license from suspension, disciplinary action or revocation.
Criminal cases are a must to be observed properly not only by the Board but by a criminal nurse attorney. An example of this happened to an RN in El Paso when she was accused of hurting her daughter.
On August 2018, a 36-year old RN mother was arrested in Anderson County on a warrant accusing her of injury to a child with serious bodily injury. She is accused of falsely claiming that her 7-year old daughter had severe diabetes and repeatedly injecting the girl with unneeded insulin
According to complaints, the RN had given her daughter unneeded insulin in order to present the child as hypoglycemic or having low blood sugar.
Blood tests done at Cooks showed the daughter’s blood sugar level was slightly low with an elevated insulin level — a sign of potential insulin poisoning, according to an arrest warrant affidavit.
The daughter was removed from her mother’s care in January after allegations of medical child abuse first surfaced and now resides with her father in Tarrant County. Since her removal from her mother, the affidavit states, the girl eats a normal diet and does not need insulin.
The mother is a registered nurse in a hospital in El Paso. She is on administrative leave and hospital officials said they are cooperating with authorities in their investigation.
In cases of medical child abuse, also known as Munchausen syndrome by proxy, experts say caregivers often exaggerate or create medical symptoms in a child in order to gain attention.
With her alleged lies, an arrest warrant affidavit alleges, the RN garnered attention as well as donations for a diabetic alert dog for her daughter. She was twice featured on an east Texas news station.
However, according to the RN’s great aunt, she believes the RN “needs help”.
When summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing, the RN states that everything was just an accusation. However, without valid reason and defense to properly explain the RN’s side, the RN was disciplined and suspended by the Texas Board of Nursing.
Because of this incident, the Texas Board of Nursing then subjected the RN’s license into disciplinary action.
The accusation would have been defended by an experienced and skilled criminal nurse attorney, had the LVN hired one. Hiring a nurse attorney for defense is applicable for any kind of accusation laid against an RN or LVN.
For more details and to schedule a confidential consultation, you must approach one of the most experienced nurse attorneys in Texas, Attorney Yong J. An. He has assisted numerous nursing license cases since 2006. You may contact him by dialing (832)-428-567 if you wish to learn more information should you undergo accusations or any other case that may affect your license.