A nurse attorney is someone who represents medical professionals in court. They are also the ones who react and make decisions quickly on demanding conditions.
On or about October 22, 2018, while employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse in a medical facility in Harlingen, the LVN improperly transferred a patient from his stander to his bed by unbuckling the chest area before unbuckling the leg brace. As a result, the patient slid down to the right and sustained a fracture to his right femur. Additionally, the LVN failed to report the incident to the patient’s case manager and/or physician. The LVN’s conduct contributed to the patient’s injury, and deprived the physician and/or case manager of information needed to institute timely medical interventions.
In response to the incident, the LVN admits she transferred the patient incorrectly but states it was because she wasn’t properly trained. She further states she plans of retiring soon.
However, without valid reason and defense to properly explain the LVN’s side, the RN was disciplined and suspended by the Texas Board of Nursing.
Because of this incident, the Texas Board of Nursing then subjected the LVN’s license into disciplinary action.
The accusation would have been defended by an experienced and skilled nurse attorney, had the RN hired one. Hiring a nurse attorney for defense is applicable for any kind of accusation laid against an RN or LVN.
If you are summoned to appear before a licensing board regarding a disciplinary incident, you will need an experienced nurse attorney who knows how to handle nurse cases.
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.