An RN or LVN who violates the state laws and issues from the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) should seek proper help from a nurse attorney. Doing so could make or break their cases. As a matter of fact, the license can even be suspended or revoked if not defended properly.
One such incident happened to a McAllen nurse.
At the time of the incident, the LVN was employed as a Staff Nurse in a hospital in McAllen and had been in that position for nine months.
On or about November 27, 2017, the LVN failed to safely handle and reposition a pediatric patient while applying a pulse oximeter to his foot, in that while holding the patient’s left ankle the patient sustained an injury to his leg. Subsequently, the patient was taken directly to the emergency room, where he was diagnosed with a non-displaced spiral fracture to the distal tibia of his left leg. Her conduct created an unsafe environment and unnecessarily exposed the patient to injury.
Because of this, the LVN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to defend her side.
In response to the incident, the LVN states that she unraveled the pulse oximeter and with her left hand held the pulse oximeter along the inner side of the patient’s foot in order to apply her sock after the procedure. The LVN states that as she was wrapping the pulse oximeter probe around her left toe the patient jerked inward and a crack sound was heard. The LVN states that she immediately placed the patient’s foot down and assessed the patient.
The LVN states that the patient exhibited a grimacing facial expression, and he immediately went to call the primary caregiver and explained to her what she was doing and what she heard. She states that she and the patient’s mother took her to the emergency department, where she was diagnosed with a distal tibial fracture.
Because of the incident, the LVN was disciplined and suspended by the Board of Nursing.
The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) is the government agency that has jurisdiction to hear and decide administrative cases involving RN and LVN license. The Board has the power to suspend and/or revoke the nurse license. It is also the agency that is responsible for overseeing the practice of professional nursing all over the State of Texas.
The Texas Board of Nursing decided to revoke her license as a result of her actions. It’s because she failed to hire a good nurse attorney for the case, which is why her defense was not matched with the evidence that the Board possesses.
A good nurse attorney is always the best line of defense for these cases. This is the reason why Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is dedicated to helping those nurses in need to settle their cases. For a private consultation and other inquiries, it’s best to contact him for assistance by dialing (832)-428-5679.