Hiring a nurse attorney is the solution. All LVN or RN is under the jurisdiction of the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). All complaints or cases concerning the practice of their license are lodged before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). Thereafter, the members of the Board will hear the case and decide on the issues or matters submitted for resolution. The parties charged are given opportunity to be heard with the help of a nurse attorney. This is part of their right to due process.
In one of the most recent cases decided by the Texas Board of Nursing (BON), a RN failed to defend her license. Before a case was filed against her, she was employed in a healthcare facility in Edinburgh.
On or about January 11, 2015, the RN administered an injection to her patient that was left over from another patient. The patient was ordered to have an antipsychotic medication, but insurance declined. She then administered two injections of that were ordered for another patient.
Subsequently, the RN failed to report to the provider and call emergency medical services when the patient experienced a high blood pressure around the time of the injection.
Additionally, another nurse activated EMS approximately two hours later and the patient was transported to a higher level of care.
The RN’s conduct was likely to defraud the patient and the facility of the cost of the medication.
As a defense to her case, the LVN explains that she administered the medication to the patient as was validly prescribed by the treating psychiatrist. The RN’s conduct resulted in a delay in treatment for the patient that was needed to prevent further complications.
Unfortunately, she failed to properly defend her case upon the Texas Board of Nursing. She was disciplined and her license was suspended.
Avoid the same thing from happening to your license. If you are looking for a nurse attorney that has a proven track record in this practice area, contact the Law Firm of Yong J. An 24/7 by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 for a confidential consultation. Mr. An has over 10 years’ experience handling Texas Board of Nursing disciplinary action cases and has helped several dozens of nurses in Texas protect their license.