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The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) has the jurisdiction to hear and decide cases involving the practice of professional nursing in Texas. Any RN or LVN found guilty for violating the state laws and regulations may be subjected to a disciplinary case if not properly defended by a criminal nurse attorney. 

One of the best examples where an RN failed to hire the right nurse attorney will be discussed in this case. 

On or about January 10, 2013, a patient underwent triple coronary by-pass surgery at the medical facility where the RN was currently employed at. The RN, as the scrub nurse during the surgery, performed a closing count of all sponges.

A sponge count is performed to account for all sponges used in a surgical procedure, both before during, and after a surgical procedure so that no objects are left in the body of the patient after a surgical procedure is completed.

On or about January 10, 2013, routine post-operative x-rays showed a foreign object in the patient’s chest. The patient underwent surgery to remove the foreign object identified as a retained Raytec Sponge.

The RN was negligent in failing to account for all sponges after the surgical procedure was complete and failing to perform a final sponge count as required.

Because of this, the RN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to hear her side of the story.  However, the RN failed to properly present and defend her case against the court. She was disciplined warning to a suspension of her license by violating the Texas Board of Nursing regulation.

Avoid a similar thing from happening on your end. Make sure to find the right criminal nurse attorney in case a complaint will be filed against you before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON).

Consult with Texas criminal 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.