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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 may be subjected to a disciplinary case if not properly defended by a nurse attorney. 

One of the examples where a client failed to hire the right nurse attorney will be discussed in this case. 

On or about January 12 & 13, 2008, an LVN from Lubbock failed to provide wound care for a patient as ordered by the physician. Her conduct was likely to injure the patient from the progression of complications associated with infection.

Additionally, she falsely documented that she provided wound care to a patient in the patient’s medication administration record (MAR) and/or nurse’s notes. Her conduct created an inaccurate medical record and was likely to injure the patient in that subsequent caregivers would not have accurate information on which to base their decisions for further care.

Because of the incident, the LVN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to defend her side. However, she failed to properly present and defend her case against the court. She was disciplined warning to a suspension of her LVN license by violating the Texas Board of Nursing regulation.

Avoid a similar thing from happening on your end. Make sure to find the right nurse attorney in case a complaint will be filed against you before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON).

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.