The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) is the government agency that has jurisdiction to hear and decide administrative cases involving RN and LVN in Texas. It is also the agency that is responsible for overseeing the practice of professional nursing all over the state of Texas. Any RN or LVN who is guilty of violating state laws and issuances from the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) may be subjected to penalties or fines if not properly defended by a nurse attorney. As a matter of fact, the RN license and LVN license can even be suspended or revoked.
A perfect example of this incident happened on October 26, 2016, to a RN in El Paso, Texas. The RN on duty that day was assisting the patient from her bed to a wheelchair for her discharge from the hospital. When the patient got up with assistance the nurse brought her to a standing position. While the RN reached over to lock the wheelchair, the patient fell to the ground.
As a defense to the complaint filed against her, the RN states that an examination following the patient’s fall, a fractured hip has been discovered. But on the review of the radiological evidence and the clinical presentation of the patient, it was unclear if the fall caused the fracture, or a pathological fracture caused the fall. She also states that there was no clear evidence that the fractured hip was caused by the fall.
However, due to lack of evidence and expert nurse attorney to defend her, the RN was suspended and disciplined.
This is just one of the many cases why every nurse in Texas is expected to act with prudence in practicing the profession. Gross negligence or disobedience on the part of a RN or LVN is never excused.
She lost the case simply because she failed to find an effective and efficient nurse attorney. Avoid committing the same mistake she did. Find the right nurse attorney in Texas to help you with your needs. Contact nurse attorney Yong J. An directly by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 for a discreet consultation.