Accusations are stressful issues for an RN or LVN, except when a nurse attorney assists you against the case. The Texas Board of Nurses is responsible for all hearings against RNs and LVNs undergoing a case that may revoke suspend or only discipline their license. Take note that nurse attorneys can also defend a nurse’s license against accusations.
On or about January 28, 2014, while employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse in a hospital in Austin, the LVN inappropriately spanked a pediatric patient on more than one occasion. Her conduct created an unsafe environment and unnecessarily exposed the patient to abuse and injury.
The LVN was summoned before the Board to defend against the case.
In response to the allegations against her, the LVN states that she has provided care to patient exclusively since November 2011. She admits that she has grown too comfortable with this family and has “swat” the patient on his buttocks when he is misbehaving and his parents are not home. The LVN explains that she was instructed by his parents to “swat” the patient and that she gives him one (1) “swat” on the buttocks over his diaper. She states that she was wrong to do it but has since talked to his parents and Epic and it will no longer happen.
But without the proper help from a good defense attorney, the LVN lost the case and she was disciplined and suspended.
The Texas Board of Nursing then subjected the LVN and her license into disciplinary action. The accusation would have been defended by an experienced and skilled 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, Yong J. An. He has assisted numerous nursing license cases since 2006. You may contact him by dialing (832)-428-5679 if you wish to learn more information should you undergo accusations or any other case that may affect your license.