Whenever someone filed a complaint against you involving negligence at work, your license could be put in danger if not defended by a nurse attorney. An RN from Houston, Texas is just one of the many examples of nurses who found to be negligent while on duty.
On or about May 15, 2015, an LVN from Houston submitted a Delinquent (Expired) License Renewal Form Licensed Vocational Nurse to the Texas Board of Nursing in which Respondent answered “Yes” to the following question:
“Have you, within the past 24 months or since your last renewal, for any criminal offense, including those pending appeal:
- been convicted of a misdemeanor?
- B. been convicted of a felony?
- pled nolo contendere, no contest, or guilty?
- received deferred adjudication?
- been placed on community supervision or court-ordered probation, whether or not adjudicated guilty?
- been sentenced to serve jail or prison time?
- court-ordered confinement?
- been granted pre-trial diversion?
- been arrested or have any pending criminal charges?
- been cited or charged with any violation of the law?
- J. been subject of a court-martial;
- Article 15 violation; or received any form of
- military judgement/punishment/action?”
The LVN failed to disclosed that on or about June 11, 2014, she was accused of PUBLIC INTOXICATION, a Class C misdemeanor offense.
Because of this, the LVN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to defend her side. As a defense to the allegations filed against her, the LVN states the first incident was a charge of her forgetting to pay for an item at Wal-Mart. The manager refused to let her pay for it, even though she had the money. The second and third incidents she was stressed and very sad, over family and unemployment issues so she was drinking with a friend outside their apartment and someone reported it. When the officer arrived she gave the officers consent to search, and she had forgotten about the Xanax in her purse. The last incident she was out drinking with a buddy at a restaurant and she was being rude to the waiter and the police were called.
However, without valid evidence to defend her side of the story, the LVN lost the case.
Furthermore, the LVN failed to hire a nurse attorney to help her with her case. Because of this, the Texas Board of Nursing suspended and disciplined the LVN.
Do not fret if you find yourself in a similar situation the same as that of the RN mentioned above. All you need to do is to find the right nurse attorney who can help you in the case. Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas nurse attorney. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An and text or call attorney Yong 24/7 at (832) 428-4579