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 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.
This RN from a medical facility in Houston, Texas happens to be one of them. On or about November 1, 2009, the RN was arrested by the police for the charge of Simple Assault and Disorderly Conduct. Subsequently, on or about September 22, 2010, the same RN was again arrested by the police for a felony offense.
The RN was given the chance to defend herself and denied all the accusations and cases filed against her. However, without enough evidence to support her case and a nurse attorney to help her, she was discipline. Thus, the Texas Board of Nursing subjected her license for revocation.
Another case involving an RN happened on January 16, 2008. While employed in a healthcare center in Houston, the RN engaged in the use of Marijuana. Any unlawful possession and usage of marijuana is prohibited by the Texas Health and Safety Code. Aside from this, the RN was also seen lack of fitness to practice her nursing profession in that she was observed exhibiting slurred speech and sleepy demeanor.
The RN denied the allegations against her. However, without a skilled nurse attorney to defend her, she lost her case. The Texas Board of Nursing finds that her condition could have affected her ability to recognize any signs and changes in patient’s condition. Additionally, her condition could have affected her ability to make rational judgements and decisions regarding patient care, which could place the patient in danger.
Further, the unlawful possession and use of marijuana while on duty could impair her ability to make accurate assessments and appropriate judgments regarding patient care. Her use of marijuana while on duty could also place the patient in potential danger.
Because of this, the RN has been subjected for discipline.
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.