A licensed nurse in Texas may be subjected to a disciplinary proceeding before the Texas Board of Nursing. Whenever a LVN nurse finds himself in such situation, he will need to find the best good defense lawyer in the country. This is important, as it is his only chance to protect his license. Otherwise, the BON may find him guilty in the administrative case and order for the revocation of his license.
The disciplinary proceedings before the Texas Board of Nurse (BON) is an administrative proceeding wherein LVN nurses are charged for the commission of an offense or violation of certain state laws. A LVN nurse named Alexa was one of the thousands of nurses charged before the BON. The complaint alleged that while employed as a LVN nurse, she failed to provide nursing care of one patient.
During that time, the LVN nurse Alexa was not at the medical facility where he worked. IN her absence, the patient had fallen and hit his head. The Certified Nurse Assistant tried to call out for the LVN nurse to come help her when she was informed that the respondent nurse left the facility.
Upon the arrival of the LVN nurse in the facility a couple of hours later, she assessed the patient and activated Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and the patient was transported to the Emergency Room where she received four stitches. According the complaint filed against her, the act of respondent was likely to cause harm or injury to patients in that leaving the nursing assignment could have resulted in-patient not receiving the care the need.
During the hearing of the case, the respondent LVN nurse claimed that her child kept calling at the time of the incident. According to her, the child was already in a panic state and was starting to fell ill. Unfortunately, the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) was not convinced with the evidence presented. The LVN nurse failed to choose a component nursing defense attorney to handle his case. This led to the loss of her license to practice vocational nursing in the state of Texas.
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