Anyone can file a complaint against an RN with the state board for any reason. When this happens, all complaints need to be taken seriously no matter how trivial or unfounded they may appear. A nurse attorney is someone who can help you defend your license when the Texas Board of Nursing summoned you.
On or about October 19, 2014, the LVN lacked the fitness to practice nursing, in that she was diagnosed with, and treated for, & mental health condition that could result in an injury to a patient or the public. Her condition could have affected her ability to recognize subtle signs, symptoms or changes in patients’ conditions, and could have affected her ability to make rational, accurate, and appropriate assessments, judgments, and decisions regarding patient care, thereby placing the patients in potential danger.
In response to the allegation, the LVN states at no point in time did she ever put her patients’ health in danger as a result of her own mental health conditions. She further states she has continued to take her medications as directed which she believes has helped her manage her condition’s symptoms effectively. The LVN further states she has not received any verbal or written warning or reprimands in regards to her patient care during this time.
However, she was not able to provide a good defense for herself. Therefore, the Board placed her LVN license to a disciplinary action instead.
Once a charge from the Board is filed, that case becomes public record and available for the world to see. When this happens, this makes it very difficult to get a job that takes insurance. An experienced nurse attorney knows how to avoid these pitfalls.
Attorney Yong J. An is a Texas nurse license defense lawyer that has a proven track record. He has over 12 years of experience handling Texas BON disciplinary action cases and has helped protect the license of numerous nurses in Texas. For a confidential consultation, call or text him at (832) 428-5679.