A nurse attorney is capable of efficiently helping out RNs and LVNs whenever they face a case regarding their license. There is a case in Houston where an RN was facing charges that can ultimately compromise her career for a long time just because she lacked a proper license for continuing her work.
The incident happened on or about August 11, 2006 through May 4, 2007. The RN started her shift throughout the said dates, but without any proper license to begin with. This was only noticed on October 2, 2010 when the hospital decided to review her records when she attempted to perform medication that seems to have been replaced with a new protocol.
The hospital found out that her license was already labeled as “delinquent” on August 10, 2006. That means she has been working as an RN for over a year, but didn’t inform anyone of her expired license. Her actions could have caused inaccurate treatment and outdated nursing care over most patients which may lead to injuries or adverse effects.
She stated in her defense that her license was valid for renewal in 2007, causing her to continue with her duties instead of finding a means to renew it immediately. Upon learning the status of her license, she began to find means to fix it, eventually causing her to discontinue her work. She stopped working when she realized that her license has expired, and advised a friend to terminate her contract on May 4, 2007.
She was about to get her license renewed for good. But she received the complaint about her license. Therefore, she planned to settle the case for her to go back to work as a fully licensed RN. Her reasons could have been turned into a better defense by a very good nurse attorney.
The Texas Board of Nursing subjected the RN’s nurse license into disciplinary action. The assistance of a nurse attorney could have made the case better in favor of the RN. So if you ever encounter a problem regarding your nurse license status, it’s best to contact Nurse Attorney Yong J. An first at (832)-428-5679 to get it evaluated before everything else.