One of the worst things that can happen to a LVN or RN nurse in Texas is to be subjected to a disciplinary case before the Texas Board of Nursing. This can be a cause of so much trouble and stress. At the same time, it can also be time-consuming because a defendant-nurse needs to show up in the proceedings. Most importantly, it is dreadful since the professional nursing license is on the line.
If you are a registered nurse in Texas, you will know immediately if there is a complaint filed against you. The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) will send a written notice of the facts and conduct alleged to warrant adverse licensure action. This is part of your right to due process and to be informed of the charges against you. You have to respond so that you will not be declared in default. This is where the assistance of a good defense lawyer will come in handy.
For failure to respond on time, there is a high chance that you will lose the case since Texas Board of Nursing (BON) will take only evidence presented by the other party. This is exactly what happened to Zach, who is a RN nurse employed in a medical facility in Dallas. While he was on duty, he received a notice from the Board informing him that there was a pending administrative case filed against him.
According to the complaint, the RN nurse failed to obtain stat blood culture ventilation profusion scan for a particular patient that was assigned to his care. Moreover, the RN nurse also failed to obtain and document oxygen saturation for the same patient. It must be noted that the person involved had been transferred to the ICU with shortness of breath. It was alleged that the act of Zach led to the delayed diagnosis of the patient’s medical condition. At the same time, it prevented the immediate treatment for the health problem.
Instead of calling a nursing defense attorney to handle the case, all the RN nurse did was to ignore the notice. Because of his own negligence, the Texas Board of Nursing revoked his nursing license. There was nothing that he could do about it. It was already too late when he decided to defend himself. Unfortunately in his case, the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) ordered for the revocation of his license with finality.
Contact Our Experienced Texas Nurse Lawyers Today for Legal Guidance If you or someone you know has been approached by the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) for disciplinary action or have more questions on the BON process, contact The Law Firm of Yong J. An and speak to a Texas Nurse Attorney directly at (832) 428-5679, call or text 24/7.