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The assistance of a nurse attorney is needed if you’re facing a case before the Texas Board of Nursing. Your defense can be strengthened further if you’re going to face the Board, even if your case is in multiple instances of failure to follow a procedure. There are times where mistakes at work could be inevitable, which is why a nurse attorney can assure full assistance over such errors. Hire a nurse attorney to avoid disciplinary actions from the BON.

On or about August 16, 2020, while employed as an LVN at a medical facility in Edinburg, Texas, LVN infiltrated the dialysis access of a patient while cannulating his arteriovenous (AV) fistula prior to starting his dialysis treatment and failed to utilize gauze to apply pressure when she removed the needle from the patient’s AV fistula. Instead, LVN used her gloved finger to apply pressure to achieve hemostasis. LVN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient in that it placed the patient at risk for exposure to blood borne pathogens.

In response to the above incident, LVN states that upon cannulating the patient, the patient began to scream in pain and started to take the needle out. LVN states that she removed the needle without gauze and covered the site with her gloved finger and applied pressure to the site. 

The above actions constitute grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(10)&(13), Texas Occupations Code, and is a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.11(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C),(1)(M)&(1)(O) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A),(1)(B)&(4).

A case was ultimately filed against her before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). The said allegation was fatal to the LVN’s capability to perform the essential functions and duties. Sad to say, the nursing defense attorney who handled her case was not able to properly defend her interests and rights before the Board. The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) found her guilty of the offense alleged in the complaint and decided to place her RN license under disciplinary action.

If you also received a letter from the Texas Board of Nursing regarding a case or complaint filed against you, you should hire a nurse attorney immediately before it’s too late. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is one of those dedicated nurse attorneys who helped represent more than 300 nurse cases for the past 16 years. You may contact him 24/7 at (832) 428-5679 for more information or if you want to schedule a private consultation.