Every person who wants to become a holder of an LVN license or RN license nurse in the state of Texas needs to go through several processes. First of all, there is a need to complete tertiary education in a nursing school. After graduation, the next step is to take the nursing board examination. The goal is to pass the said exam in order to become part of the professional RN and LVN in Texas. After obtaining a degree and license, every nurse can’t avoid mistakes during their residency or during their work as a regular employee. Once an RN or LVN face accusations and allegations, they need to consult a nurse attorney for help and assistance for the cases that they will encounter. This serves as a form of defense for RNs and LVNs.
All these only show that the process is not really easy. Hence, every LVN or RN must take care of her LVN / RN license. One wrong move can result in the suspension or revocation of their LVN / RN license if not properly defended by Houston nurse attorneys. The administrative body or agency that has the authority to hear cases regarding the nursing profession is the Texas Board of Nursing.
One of the recent cases filed before the Texas Board of Nursing involved an RN. On or about May 21, 2014, an RN was arrested for 2 COUNTS OF AGGRAVATED ASSAULT W/ DEADLY WEAPON, a 2nd Degree Felony offense.
On or about August 20, 2015, the RN entered a plea of Guilty and was convicted of ASSAULT CAUSES BODILY INJ, a Class A misdemeanor offense she committed on May 21, 2014.
As a result of the conviction, the RN was sentenced to jail and her RN license was suspended.
On or about May 21, 2014, the RN was arrested for 1 COUNT OF ACCIDENT INVOLVING IN DEATH, a 3rd Degree Felony offense.
On or about August 20, 2015, the RN entered a plea of Guilty and was convicted of TERRORISTIC THREAT, a Class B misdemeanor offense committed on May 21, 2014.
As a result of the conviction, she was sentenced to jail and her RN license was suspended.
In response to complaints filed against her, the RN states she was leaving a local hardware shop in Sherman, Texas. She was in a hurry to get home to a plumbing problem.
After driving onto highway 82, she heavily engaged her throttle to pass a vehicle. Upon making the lane change and approaching the off-ramp, she came upon a vehicle driving at a very slow rate of speed entering the offramp. She disengaged her throttle, but there was no response.
She immediately begins to break while her throttle was still engaged. She was able to brake enough that only slight contact was made on three instances with the vehicle in front of her. After the third contact was made she was able to kick at her throttle peddle enough to cause it to break free from the floor mat which it had become stuck up under.
When she exited her vehicle the man from the other car came rushing over in a panic and upset state. She tried to explain what happened, the man yelled something at her. They each returned to their vehicles the other man very upset and rightfully so.
As she was dialing 911 she heard the woman passenger in the other car say get back in the car and put that back. He had something in his hand. She became afraid that he may be armed and she proceeded to leave the scene and get distance from him. From that point, she made one of the biggest mistakes.
There was no damage to either vehicle and she decided to let things be. She was very shaken up as well and decided not to push the issue and drove home. Over a year had passed and she was returning from an assignment in New Mexico.
Local police came to her home to inform her she had a warrant for her arrest. She was driving a Toyota Tacoma and there was a safety recall for the throttle being stuck under the floor mat. A plea bargain was made by the DA.
Due to these events, the Texas Board of Nursing found her guilty and her RN license was suspended.
The story of the RN only shows how challenging it is to keep hold of your RN license in Texas. Make sure that you know how to avoid a similar situation like this from happening in the future. Prepare yourself by engaging the service of a Houston nurse attorney.
Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced nurse defense attorney. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An by text or call attorney Yong 24/7 at (832) 428-4579.