Your license is one of an LVN’s most valuable assets. You need to protect your license as well as your right to practice as best as you can. In doing so, a nurse attorney is the one to depend on.
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.
This is what an LVN from San Antonio when she was charged with a felony offense on or about October 31, 2019.
During the hearing, the LVN states she has been struggling with drug addiction for the last 3 years. She tried to stop using on her own but always relapsed. Her addiction has caused her life great harm, including isolation from friends, but also legal issues that she is currently working on.
At the end of 2016, she started on a pre-trial for evading arrest, then close to completing the program of the pre-trial, she relapsed and refused to take a mandatory drug test which revoked her pretrial, and she was placed on deferred probation.
At that point, she decided to stop working as a nurse until she dealt with her addiction and tried to recover, but she failed time and time again because of the lack of a support system and her refusal for letting go of people, places, and things.
In January of 2018, she was stopped by a state trooper and they found a syringe in her vehicle with meth in it and she has been indicted for a felony and even though this was bottom for her she continued to use it. Then in October of 2018, she was going to help a friend and was stopped at a rest area. The friend’s car was searched and they were both charged with possession. This last charge caused her probation to be revoked.
The Texas Board of Nursing took action to the case, summoning the LVN to defend against the accusation. In response, she denies all the accusations and defends herself by stating that she is innocent and that she has nothing to do with the drugs inside her car.
Unfortunately, the LVN failed to hire a good nurse attorney to help her defend her case.
The Texas Board of Nursing has full jurisdiction over all cases that may affect the LVN license. The strictness of the Board also ensures that nurses will only commit to the duties they are assigned to in order to guarantee accurate and excellent performance in all hospitals throughout the state of Texas.
As a result, the Texas Board of Nursing decided to sentence her license to disciplinary action to ensure that she will never commit such acts again.
The case would have yielded a different result if the LVN was able to hire a nurse attorney. So if you also have the same cases or concerns, it’s best to contact Nurse Attorney Yong J. An for further details. You may contact him at (832) 428-5679 to get a schedule for a confidential consultation.