Issues such as sleeping while on duty could compromise your career, which is why a reliable Texas nurse attorney could provide you the best help against these issues. If you have any valid reasons, you may refer to a nurse attorney to provide further defense against your case. An LVN from El Paso, Texas happens to be one of them.
On or about June 4, 2017, while employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse in a healthcare facility in El Paso and assigned to provide skilled nursing care to a patient, the LVN lacked fitness to practice nursing in that she was found sleeping while on duty.
Subsequently, on June 6, 2017, she admitted to her employer to being tired on the night in question and dozing off while on duty. Her conduct was likely to injure the patient in that it adversely affected her ability to recognize subtle signs, symptoms or changes in the patient’s conditions, and could have affected her ability to make rational, accurate, and appropriate assessments, judgments, and decisions regarding patient care, thereby placing the patient in potential danger.
On or about June 20, 2017, through June 21, 2017, while employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse in the same facility in El Paso, the LVN lacked fitness to practice vocational nursing in that she was found sleeping again while caring for the patient.
Because of this, the LVN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to hear her side. She was given the chance to defend herself. In response to the cases filed against her, the LVN states she accidentally dozed off for two to three minutes.
Losing your license may greatly affect your future career, but only if you failed to hire a nurse attorney for the 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 defend them.
If you have questions on how to defend your license from allegations placed on you, it’s best to contact a nurse attorney who has years worth of experience. Nurse Attorney Yong J. An will surely assist you once you contact him at (832) 428-5679 for consultation or further inquiries.