If you have a good defense on your side, a reliable nurse attorney can provide excellent assistance. There are cases where some nurses might commit mistakes such as drug abuse.
On or about August 3, 2016, an LVN from Abilene, Texas engaged in the intemperate use of Amphetamines, Methamphetamines, and Marijuana, in that she produced a specimen for a urine drug screen that resulted positive for Amphetamines, Methamphetamines, and Marijuana Metabolites. Possession of Amphetamines and Methamphetamines, without a valid prescription, is prohibited by Chapter 481 of the Texas Health & Safety Code (Controlled Substances Act).
The use of Amphetamines, Methamphetamines, and Marijuana, by a Nurse, while subject to call or duty, could impair the nurse’s ability to recognize subtle signs, symptoms or changes in the patient’s condition, and could impair the nurse’s ability to make rational, accurate, and appropriate assessments, judgments, and decisions regarding patient care, thereby placing the patient in potential danger.
Subsequently, the LVN inappropriately left a tourniquet on the arm of a patient while she went to ask the charge nurse to assist with attaching the IV. The patient was found with blood down her arm and on the floor. Her conduct exposed the patient unnecessarily to a risk of injury from decreased blood supply to the arm.
Because of this, the RN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to defend her side. She denies both and states she personally felt the allegations were instituted to soften a rash decision to end her contract a week early. Additionally, she states she has no recollection of the event in Charge II, nor was she ever informed, questioned, or counseled that an allegation existed.
A RN or LVN who violates the state laws and issuances 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.
The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) is the government agency that has jurisdiction to hear and decide administrative cases involving RN and LVN license.The Board has the power to suspend and/or revoke the nurse license. It is also the agency that is responsible for overseeing the practice of professional nursing all over the State of Texas.
The Texas Board of Nursing decided to revoke her license as a result of her actions. It’s because she failed to hire a good nurse attorney for the case, which is why her defense was not matched with the evidence that the Board possesses.
A good nurse attorney is always the best line of defense for these cases. This is the reason why Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is dedicated to helping those nurses in need to settle their cases. For a private consultation and other inquiries, it’s best to contact him for assistance by dialing (832)-428-5679.