You became a nurse to use your knowledge and skills to help others; to educate and advocate, and to improve and save lives. You studied hard in school and worked long, often undesirable hours; all the while believing your hard work would pay off and make a positive difference for others. You find yourself now being questioned by the Board of Nursing, your passion and livelihood being held in the balance.
With today’s shortage of nurses, you may have found yourself caring for more patients or patients with higher acuity level care needs than any one nurse is reasonably equipped to handle. The unfortunate result is that mistakes, such as charting errors and/or omissions, are made while nurses are multi-tasking, prioritizing life or death patient needs, and doing everything within their power to maintain the safety of their patients.It is not unusual on busy units and critical care stations, thatnon-emergent matters such as documenting charts, while very important, come second to prioritizing life or death patient needs.
At Lord & Faris, we understand your reality as a busy nurse trying to provide safe, efficacious care to all of your patients all of the time, while also following procedures and protocols for documenting that care. We also understand that the reality is that nurses often have too many patients (or too many patients with high acuity level needs) to safely care for in one shift.
We defend nurses who have lost their jobs and are being called before the Board to defend their license, be it for improper documentation of medical charts, alleged drug diversion, alleged patient neglect, or issues surrounding alleged inability to safely practice nursing due to mental illness or chemical dependency.
We will assist you in preparing your responses to the allegations charged and we will appear with you before the Board for any scheduled hearings regarding your license. Should you be required to complete any follow up after your hearing, we can assist you in finding the appropriate resources necessary to do so and help you get back to nursing as quickly as possible.
If you have been contacted by the Nursing Board with allegations that threaten your license, you need an experienced team who understands not only your practice, but also the process taken by the Board in investigating and deciding the allegations against you. You need an experienced team with proven success;a team who has defended many nurses before the Board, who can help you keep your nursing license and restore your ability to pursue your passion and your livelihood.
If your livelihood is being held in the balance due to allegations and a Board investigation, don’t hesitate to secure a knowledgeable, experienced legal team who can help you restore your good name and your nursing license.
Call Lord & Faris today at 612-333-LORD (5673) to discuss the allegations brought against you and to begin the process of defending your license.
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