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There are different cases that are filed every single day before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). In these cases, the assistance of a nurse attorney is necessary to ensure that the rights of the nurse involved are protected. At the same time, the nurse attorney can also help in rebutting all the allegations of the complainant. Sad to say, many nurses fail to see the significant role that the nursing defense attorney has in the hearing of their cases. As a result, they end up waiving the right to be represented by a counsel and being disciplined by the BON.

At the time of the incident, an RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a hospital in San Antonio, Texas, and had been in that position for one (l) year and nine (9) months.

An incident happened on or about December 19, 2018, while employed as a Registered Nurse, the RN inaccurately labeled an order for Levophed in that the RN placed the wrong patient identifier on the order and subsequently, sent the order to the pharmacy. The RN’s conduct resulted in an inaccurate medical record and was likely to injure the patient in that subsequent caregivers would not have accurate information on which to base their care decisions.

In response, the RN admits he mistakenly labeled the order with the wrong patient identifier and sent it to the pharmacy. The RN’s conduct resulted in his misfortune. He will be facing discipline from the Texas Board of Nursing and further sanctions may apply depending on the result of the hearing. Upon proceedings, the RN will be given the chance to defend himself through the help of a nurse attorney, as his legal counsel. But he failed to exercise such right in hiring a nurse attorney for the case. As a result, he will discipline by the Board due to his conduct.

Do not be stressed or anxious if you find yourself in a similar situation as that of the LVN mentioned above. All you need to do is to find the right nurse attorney who can help you in the case. Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas RN/LVN license attorney. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for the past 16 years and represented over 200 nurses before the Texas BON. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An, 24/7 through text or call at (832) 428-4579.