Losing your license may greatly affect your future career, but only if you failed to hire a nurse attorney for your case. There are some RNs and LVNs who missed their chances to get their license saved from revocation just because they weren’t able to hire any nurse attorney to properly defend them.
At the time of the incident, the LVN was employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse in a hospital in Big Spring, Texas, and had been in that position for one year and three months already.
On or about August 2013, through May 23, 2014, while employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse in Big Spring, Texas, the LVN violated professional boundaries of the nurse-client relationship in that she engaged in text message and telephonic conversations of a personal nature with a patient.
The LVN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient in that it could have resulted in confusion between the needs of the nurse and those of the patient. In addition, her conduct may have caused delayed distress for the patient, which may not be recognized or felt by the patient until harmful consequences occur.
The LVN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to defend herself. She denied all the accusations and cases filed against her. However, due to lack of evidence to support her case and a nurse attorney to help her, she was disciplined and her LVN license has been suspended.
The lack of a skilled nurse attorney to defend her made her lose her case. The Texas Board of Nursing finds that her condition could have affected her ability to recognize signs and changes in patient’s condition. Furthermore, her condition could have affected her ability to make rational judgements and decisions regarding patient care, which could place the patient in danger.
Because of this, the LVN has been subjected for discipline and her license was suspended.
Losing your LVN or RN license can compromise your career. However, a skilled nurse attorney can greatly help you in major cases such as this. For assistance regarding your nurse license case, it’s best to contact Nurse Attorney Yong J. An by contacting him at (832) 428-5679.