Case Studies – Nursing License Defense


If you have questions about an issue that could impact your license, or have been contacted by the nursing board, call to schedule a free legal consultation with a nurses attorney, (512) 829-5619. Please note that we only help nurses, nursing students, and nursing applicants – with licensing and disciplinary issues.

At Keaney Law Firm, we help Texas, Oregon, and Washington nurses defend their professional licenses. We can help all types of nurses, with all aspects of the nursing license defense process.

Below are examples of the types of cases that we help resolve.

Case Study #1 – Improper Care
Legal Situation: We represented a nurse who, it was alleged, had improperly failed to provide skin care for a bed-ridden patient who came down with bedsores. The nurse was also alleged to have not documented the improper care.

Successful Result: The board of nursing investigated the incident. We were able to show that any failure with regard to the care or documentation was minor and did not reflect the nurse’s ability or performance. The result was a dismissal of the case.

Case Study #2 – Administration And Diversion Of Medications
Legal Situation: We represented a nurse who, it was alleged, had improperly administered and potentially diverted medications. The nurse denied the allegations. The nurse stated that all medications had been properly administered, no diversion had taken place, and the facility at which the nurse had worked had failed to provide all records to the state in connection with the investigation. We provided legal services to the nurse and attempted to get the case dismissed.

Successful Result: The nursing board dropped the case after meeting with the nurse. We successfully argued that the allegations should be dropped.

By providing the examples above, we do not mean to suggest or guarantee the result in any case. These are merely intended as examples of the services we’ve provided. If you have concerns about a situation that occurred or have been contacted by the Texas Board of Nursing (BON), we’d be happy to discuss your situation.

For more information, or to schedule a free consultation with a nurses attorney, please call (512) 829-5619. 

Please note: Kevin Keaney has more than 30 years experience as an attorney, and he’s a member of The American Association of Nurse Attorneys (TAANA). Prior to becoming an attorney, Kevin earned his BSN from the University of Texas at Austin and practiced as a registered nurse.