Losing your license may greatly affect your future career, but only if you failed to hire a nurse attorney for your case. There are some RNs and LVNs who missed their chances to get their license saved from revocation just because they weren’t able to hire any nurse attorney to properly defend them.
An LVN from Houston was arrested by the police for Disorderly Conduct. The incident happened on or about March 23, 2014. Additionally, she was again arrested by the police for a felony offense on September 9, 2014.
The LVN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to defend herself. She denied all the accusations and cases filed against her. However, due to lack of evidence to support her case and a nurse attorney to help her, she was disciplined and her LVN license has been suspended.
In another case involving an LVN happened on January 26, 2017. While employed in a healthcare center in San Antonio, the LVN engaged in the intemperate use of Marijuana. Unlawful possession of marijuana is prohibited by the Texas Health and Safety Code. Aside from this, the LVN was also seen lack of fitness to practice her nursing profession in that she was observed exhibiting slurred speech and sleepy demeanor.
The LVN denied the allegations against her. However, the lack of a skilled nurse attorney to defend her made her lose her case. The Texas Board of Nursing finds that her condition could have affected her ability to recognize signs and changes in patient’s condition. Furthermore, her condition could have affected her ability to make rational judgements and decisions regarding patient care, which could place the patient in danger.
Additionally, the unlawful possession and use of marijuana while on duty could impair her ability to make accurate assessments and appropriate judgments regarding patient care. Her use of marijuana while on duty could also place the patient in potential danger.
The Texas Board of Nursing has full jurisdiction over all cases that may affect the RN license. The strictness of the Board also ensures that nurses will only commit to the duties they are assigned to in order to guarantee accurate and excellent performance in all hospitals throughout the state of Texas.
Because of this, the LVN has been subjected for discipline and her license was suspended.
Losing your LVN or RN license can compromise your career. However, a skilled nurse attorney can greatly help you in major cases such as this. For assistance regarding your nurse license case, it’s best to contact Nurse Attorney Yong J. An by contacting him at (832) 428-5679.