If you have a good defense on your side, a nurse attorney can provide excellent assistance. There are cases where some nurses might commit mistakes such as negligence.
On or about September 9, 2008, and September 10, 2008, while employed as a Staff Nurse in a hospital in Austin, the LVN failed to report a change in the condition of a patient to the physician when the patient experienced an elevated temperature and respiratory distress. The patient’s condition continued to deteriorate until he expired at approximately 05:45 am. Her conduct deprived the physician of the essential information necessary to initiate timely medical intervention required to stabilize the patient which may have prevented physical complications and the patient’s demise.
Because of this, the LVN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to defend her side. In response to the incident, the states that when she received a report from the previous shift nurse, she was informed that the resident had an elevated temperature and adventitious breath sounds that had begun three hours earlier. She was also informed by the off-going nurse that the Family Nurse Practitioner and the primary physician were no longer the primary care providers for the resident. She states that when she questioned the off-going nurse regarding the procedure to follow if she couldn’t contact the primary physician, she was informed to keep the patient comfortable and try to get his temperature down because the new physician would be in to see the patient on the morning of September 10, 2008.
An RN or LVN who violates the state laws and issuances from the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) should seek proper help from a nurse attorney. Doing so could make or break their cases. As a matter of fact, the license can even be suspended or revoked if not defended properly.
The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) is the government agency that has jurisdiction to hear and decide administrative cases involving RN and LVN license. The Board has the power to suspend and/or revoke the nurse license. It is also the agency that is responsible for overseeing the practice of professional nursing all over the State of Texas.
The Texas Board of Nursing decided to revoke her license as a result of her actions. It’s because she failed to hire a good nurse attorney for the case, which is why her defense was not matched with the evidence that the Board possesses.
A good nurse attorney is always the best line of defense for these cases. This is the reason why Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is dedicated to helping those nurses in need to settle their cases. For a private consultation and other inquiries, it’s best to contact him for assistance by dialing (832)-428-5679.