Whenever someone filed a complaint against you, your license could be put in danger if not defended by a nurse attorney.
A contract nurse who had been working at the Harris County Jail lost her position after a supervisor thought she was seeking an autograph of the man accused of gunning down a sheriff’s deputy.
The nurse, who has not been identified, disputed that interpretation of the events, but still had her jailhouse credentials revoked.
According to investigators, the deputy had refueled his patrol car at a Chevron station on Telge and West shortly before 8:30 p.m. when a gunman came up behind him and opened fire. The deputy was shot 15 times and died at the scene.
On Monday, the nurse was cleared out of the main medical center jail before Miles’ arrival there.
An employee in the jail believed the nurse then made an inappropriate comment about hoping for an autograph from the man accused of the deputy’s slaying.
The other employee told a supervisor, who questioned the nurse about the allegation.
Out of what a sheriff’s official said was an “abundance of caution,” the nurse’s credentials were pulled and she was escorted from the jail. The company she worked for — which has not been identified — was told not to send her back.
The Texas Board of Nursing is the one who has full jurisdiction on cases involving RNs and LVNs. Therefore, the LVN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to explain her side. During the defense, according to the accused LVN, she told the supervisor that, what she meant was, ‘I guess they’re clearing everyone out of here so no one asks for an autograph.
However, the LVN without the help of an experienced nurse attorney to help her defend her case, the Texas Board of Nursing suspended and disciplined the LVN.
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.
Do not fret if you find yourself in a similar situation the same as that of the LVN 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