The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) has the jurisdiction to hear and decide cases involving the practice of professional nursing in Texas. Any RN or LVN found guilty for violating the state laws and regulations, or accused of any criminal charge may be subjected to a disciplinary case if not properly defended by a nurse attorney.
In Houston, an LVN who was wrongly accused of murdering her husband speaks out. According to the LVN, in the bedroom of the Newpark Drive home she shared with her husband and young daughter, she found the 34-year-old civil engineer shot to death on Feb. 2.
Frantic, the LVN called 911, but after an interrogation – during which she says she was denied a lawyer – the 29-year-old found herself behind bars, facing a murder charge after police claimed she faked her husband’s suicide.
Three days later, friends and family bonded her out, but the LVN still lost her job and found herself plagued by negative publicity.
According to the LVN, her face was splattered over the TV and newspaper accompanied rumors, assumption, and speculations. She said she was accused of killing her husband to get insurance money.
It wasn’t until two months after the shooting that the medical examiner ruled the LVN’s husband’s death a suicide, and prosecutors dropped the charges against the LVN.
Investigators initially became suspicious when they said the LVN kept changing her story about the shooting, prosecutors said. The shotgun had apparently been wiped clean and the trajectory did not match a self-inflicted wound, they said.
Avoid a similar thing from happening on your end. Make sure to find the right nurse attorney in case a criminal complaint will be filed against you.
Consult with Texas nurse attorney Yong J. An today if you have any questions about your disciplinary process by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 day, night or weekends.