Any type of accusations or negligence can be defended, as long as there is a skilled nurse attorney ready to assist you during the hearing before the Board of Nursing. The Texas Board of Nursing has full jurisdiction regarding cases that may affect an RN or LVN’s license from suspension, disciplinary action or revocation.
Accusations regarding negligence are a must to be observed properly not only by the Board but by a nurse attorney. An example of this happened to an LVN in Lubbock wherein several accusations are filed against her.
On or about December 6, 2017, through January 2, 2018, the LVN failed to complete four (4) skilled nursing visits to a patient and failed to notify the appropriate supervisor that the visits were not completed. Her conduct was likely to injure the patients, in that failing to complete skilled nursing visits as ordered by a physician could have resulted in the patients not receiving the care they needed.
In response, the LVN states due to financial obligations she sought supplemental income from multiple home health agencies. She explains she began working graveyard shifts at the same time as home health and it most definitely affected her as she had never previously worked graveyard. She also states she mistakenly thought she could handle the workload and failed to follow up with three (3) visits for the patient.
However, without valid reason and defense to properly explain her side, the LVN was disciplined and suspended by the Texas Board of Nursing.
Because of this incident, the Texas Board of Nursing then subjected the LVN and her license into disciplinary action.
The accusation would have been defended by an experienced and skilled nurse attorney, had the LVN hired one. Hiring a nurse attorney for defense is applicable for any kind of accusation laid against an RN or LVN.
For more details and to schedule a confidential consultation, you must approach one of the most experienced nurse attorneys in Texas, Yong J. An. He has assisted numerous nursing license cases since 2006. You may contact him by dialing (832)-428-567 if you wish to learn more information should you undergo accusations or any other case that may affect your license.