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A Nurse can face a lot of accusations, allegation cases, or complaints cases especially when you are questioned about you being fit as a nurse and then face the Texas Board of Nursing to formally follow procedures. But if a nurse is experiencing such a problem, a nurse attorney can be their line of defense that can assist them in dealing with the cases they are facing.

At the time of the incident, an LVN was employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse at a hospital in Brownsville, Texas, and had been in that position for twelve (13) years and nine (9) months.

It was on or about July 5, 2020, while employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse, the LVN was assigned to provide skilled nursing for a patient. The LVN lacked the fitness to practice nursing in that she was observed, on video surveillance, to be sleeping during her shift. The LVN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient in that it adversely affected her ability to recognize subtle signs, symptoms or changes in the patient’s conditions, and could have affected her ability to make rational, accurate, and appropriate assessments, judgments, and decisions regarding patient care, thereby placing the patient in potential danger.

In response, the LVN states that she fell asleep during part of her shift. After the incident, formal charges were filed against the LVN. As a result in regards to the incident, the Texas Board of Nursing subjected the RN to disciplinary action. The LVN had failed to hire a nurse attorney as her legal counsel for the case which leads to the decision of the Board.

Always remember that a nurse attorney is fully equipped with what is needed to be done to help an RN like you during such a case. Never hesitate to seek help and if you have questions about the Texas Board of Nursing disciplinary process? Contact The Law Office of Nurse Attorney Yong J. An for a confidential consultation by calling or texting 24/7 at (832) 428-5679 and ask for attorney Yong.