It’s best to seek the help of an experienced nurse attorney when facing different complaints and allegations. However, some nurses tend to face these results instead without thinking that nurse attorneys are always reliable for matters such as these.
On or about July 13, 2017, while a multistate licensure compact privilege associated with her license to practice professional nursing and employed in a medical facility in Houston, the LVN lacked fitness to practice professional nursing, in that she was found sitting at the bottom of a stair case, weeping, talking incoherently, unable to walk or stand unassisted and with a strong odor of alcohol.
The LVN later admitted to consuming alcohol. The use of alcohol by a Nurse, while subject to call or duty, could impair the nurse’s ability to recognize subtle signs, symptoms or changes in the patient’s condition, and could impair the nurse’s ability to make rational, accurate; and appropriate assessments, judgments, and decisions regarding patient care, thereby placing the patient in potential danger
The Texas Board of Nursing sent a letter to the LVN regarding the issue so then she can have the chance to defend herself. She states that she deeply regrets her irresponsible behavior. However, she was not able to provide a good defense for herself. Therefore, the Board placed her LVN license to a disciplinary action instead.
Any RN or LVN should never exceed the nurse-patient relationship in and out of work as it may affect their performance, which may lead to further issues to the patients they are taking care of. Additionally, if you ever undergo cases such as this, it’s best to seek the assistance of a good nurse attorney as it could make the case better in your favor. Be sure to find a nurse attorney who’s experienced and knowledgeable in several nurse cases to ensure the best assistance possible.
If you also received a complaint regarding a case filed on 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 lawyers who helped various nurses in their cases since 2006. You may contact him 24/7 at (832) 428-5679 for more information or if you want to schedule a private consultation.