The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) is the government agency that has jurisdiction to hear and decide administrative cases involving RN and LVN in Texas. It is also the agency that is responsible for overseeing the practice of professional nursing all over the state of Texas. Any RN or LVN who is guilty of violating state laws and issuances from the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) may be subjected to penalties or fines if not properly defended by a nurse attorney. As a matter of fact, the RN license and LVN license can even be suspended or revoked.
A perfect example of this incident happened on or about November 8, 2014 to an LVN from Dallas. During the said date, the LVN allegedly accused of criminal charges filed by a 87-year old woman. The woman named as a victim in that case has filed a nursing negligence claim against LVN in connection with the same incident.
The 87-year-old woman is seeking monetary damages against the LVN citing negligence in allowing the LVN to work there who had known past as a sexual abuser. The woman’s claim states that administration knew it was not safe to leave the LVN with elderly women. The 34-year-old LVN was charged with several first-degree sexual crimes against the woman.
A police sergeant said there are several other potential victims who may have been harmed by the same LVN. No further details were provided, however, as the investigation remains ongoing. Damages listed in the woman’s claim include pain, vulnerability, fear, betrayal and embarrassment. The LVN accused of assaulting her was in charge of helping elderly patients tend to their hygiene.
Because of this, the LVN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing. Although the LVN admit the offense she made, the lack of evidence and expert nurse attorney to defend her led to the Board of Nursing decision to suspend and discipline her license.
This is just one of the many cases why every nurse in Texas is expected to act with prudence in practicing the profession. Gross negligence, disobedience or any form of offense on the part of a RN or LVN is never excused.
Any type of accusations can be defended, as long as there is a skilled nurse attorney ready to assist you during the hearing before the Board of Nursing. The Texas Board of Nursing has full jurisdiction regarding cases that may affect an RN or LVN’s license from suspension, disciplinary action or revocation.
The LVN lost the case simply because she failed to find an effective and efficient nurse attorney. Avoid committing the same mistake she did. Find the right nurse attorney in Texas to help you with your needs. Contact nurse attorney Yong J. An directly by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 for a discreet consultation.