Once a charge from the Board is filed, that case becomes public record and available for the world to see. When this happens, this makes it very difficult to get a job that takes insurance. An experienced Grand Prairie nurse attorney knows how to avoid these pitfalls.
One of the examples where a client failed to hire the right nurse attorney will be discussed in this case.
On or about August 23, 2018, while employed as a Staff Nurse in a medical facility in Grand Prairie, the LVN placed a femoral line in a patient without a physician being present and without documenting the procedure in the medical record.
The placement of femoral lines is beyond the scope of practice for professional nurses. Her conduct was likely to injure the patient from the application of an incorrectly placed femoral line including possible infections hemorrhage and or demise.
Because of this, the LVN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to hear her side of the story and to defend herself against the accusations. During the hearing, the LVN states she had two 2 physicians train her with placing femoral lines. She states the patient did not have any ill effects or harm done in any way due to the procedure. The LVN further indicates she has not performed any more femoral line placements since.
However, the LVN failed to properly present and defend her case against the court. She was disciplined and warned of suspension of her license by violating Texas Board of Nursing regulation.
Your license can be disciplined over simple misunderstandings, small mistakes, or trivial issues. When this happens, hiring a grand Prairie nurse attorney is your best option.
Consult with a Grand Prairie nurse attorney Yong J. An today if you have any questions about your disciplinary process by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 day, night or weekends.