If you have a good defense on your side, a skilled nurse attorney can provide excellent assistance. There are cases where some nurses might commit negligence or misconduct.
On or about January 20, 2017, an LVN from Dallas, Texas failed to notify her Supervisor, and the mother of a patient, that she was leaving her assigned shift two hours early, failed to locate and verify that the aforementioned patient’s alternate caregiver was in the house before leaving, and left the patient who is eighteen months old in the care of a family member who was not trained in maintaining his airway or the care of his tracheostomy, and would be unable to care for him in a respiratory emergency.
The LVN’s conduct created an unsafe environment, and was likely to injure the patient from lack of appropriate nursing care.
Because of this, the RN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to defend her side. She states that on that Friday she had gone to work with a flare up of her digestive system and was having a lot of pain and discomfort. She indicates that she had previously been hospitalized with the condition and has a history of quick exacerbation of the condition.
The LVN adds that she tried calling her clinical supervisor, but she wasn’t available, so she spoke with the company officer who told her to go ahead and leave at maybe 2:30 pm, stating she can’t really recall that part. She indicates that the oldest sibling and designated Alternate Caregiver (ACG) and the two (2) year old sibling had a habit of taking afternoon naps in the mother’s bedroom, and she assumed that they were there sleeping as the ACG was in the baby’s room off and on all night.
The LVN relates that the eighteen year old sibling had arrived home from school, and she asked her if she could watch the patient who was sleeping comfortably until the ACG woke up. She explains that she said yes, and went directly into the baby’s room. She asserts that the baby was safe, and she would never have left if she hadn’t thought so.
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.