The Texas Board of Nursing is the government agency that has jurisdiction to hear and decide administrative cases involving RN and LVN in Texas. It is also the agency that is responsible for overseeing the practice of professional nursing all over the state of Texas. Any RN or LVN who is guilty of violating state laws and issuances from the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) may be subjected to penalties or fines. As a matter of fact, the RN license and LVN license can even be suspended or revoked if not defended by a Houston Nurse lawyer.
On or about August 22, 2019, while employed as a Registered Nurse in a medical facility in Houston, the RN allegedly unfastened the patient from a wheelchair and left the patient unattended. Subsequently, the patient fell out of the wheelchair onto the floor. The patient sustained an abrasion on the chin, bruises on the chest, and an increase in seizure activity. The patient was transported to another hospital. The RN’s conduct exposed the patient unnecessarily to risk of harm in that the sustained an abrasion on the chin, bruises on the chest, and an increase in seizure activity.
In response to the incident, the RN states the patient had food in his mouth and she feared the patient would aspirate on the food so she walked towards the kitchen to grab the patient‘s juice. She states she glanced back at the patient and noticed the patient was turned around in his wheelchair. She states the patient lost his balance and fell out of the wheelchair onto the floor. The RN states she assessed the patient and observed a small abrasion under the left side of his chin. She states she notified the patient’s mother who was asleep on the couch.
However, the Texas Board of Nursing found the nurse’s conduct violates the Texas Occupations Code.
This is just one of the many causes why every nurse in Texas is expected to act with prudence in practicing the profession. Gross negligence or disobedience on the part of an RN or LVN is never excused.
She lost the case simply because she failed to find an effective Houston Nurse Lawyer.
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