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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 Fort Worth LVN attorney. As a matter of fact, the RN license and LVN license can even be suspended or revoked.

On or about April 14, 2012, the LVN in Fort Worth allegedly physically/emotionally abused patients’, as follows:

  • stated to a patient that if she did not take her medication within thirty (30) seconds the LVN was going to shove them down her throat;
  • told a wife of a patient that the patient was kissing and flirting with another woman in the facility;
  • told a wife of a patient that a patient was “messing with the other women in the facility”: yelled at a patient stating she was not a baby;
  • told a patient “don’t you ever threaten my job again”;
  • when a patient asked the LVN for a snack the LVN yelled at the patient stating it wasn’t snack time yet;

The LVN’s conduct was likely to injure the patients in that it exposed the patient unnecessarily to a risk of experiencing delayed distress which may not be recognized or felt by the patient until harmful consequences occur.

During the hearing, the LVN states she would never threaten a Resident in such a manner, and is a firm believer in Resident Rights and their right to refuse or ask for medications. The LVN  states that she did not pass “PO” medication as there was a Certified Medication Aide on duty who passed all the “PO” medications. The LVN  states the Residents are adults and she respects that and would not involve herself in, or try to create, problematic or “drama” type situations for any Resident or herself.

The LVN states she does not yell, and would never intentionally yell at Residents, but does have a loud speaking voice and regrets that some of her actions have been misconstrued or misunderstood and will continue to make improvements.

However, without valid evidence and an expert Fort Worth LVN attorney to defend her, the LVN was disciplined.

This is just one of the many cases why every nurse in Texas is expected to act with prudence in practicing the profession. Any form of gross negligence, disobedience or any form of offense on the part of a RN or LVN is never excused.

Any case can be defended, as long as there is a skilled Fort Worth LVN attorney ready to assist you during the hearing before the Texas Board of Nursing. The Texas Board of Nursing has full jurisdiction regarding cases that may affect an RN or LVN’s license from suspension, disciplinary action or revocation.

The LVN lost the case simply because she failed to find an effective and efficient Fort Worth LVN attorney. Avoid committing the same mistake she did. Find the right Fort Worth LVN attorney to help you with your needs. Contact Fort Worth LVN attorney Yong J. An directly by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 for a discreet consultation.