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Nursing assessment skills are one of a nurse’ most valuable assets. This is the main reason why whenever someone filed a complaint against you involving negligence, your license could be put in danger if not defended by a Houston Nurse Lawyer.

On or about January 11, 2019, while employed as a Registered Nurse in a medical facility in Houston, the RN allegedly caused physical harm to a patient in that she slapped a patient’s hand when the patient was uncooperative. 

Additionally, during the facilities investigation the RN admitted to slapping the patient on the hand. Her conduct was likely to injure the patient.

The Texas Board of Nursing is the one who has full jurisdiction on cases involving RNs and LVNs. Therefore, the RN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to explain her side. 

During the hearing, the RN states that she does admit to tapping the patient’s hand, that she knows and admits that she should have not touched the patient. She additionally states that she is truly sorry and is apologizing for such behavior, but that it was done due to frustration, and in the future she will make sure to assess the patient’s safety first and then she will know to back away and compose herself, try to explain to the patient what the staff is going to do and wait for the patient to calm down before attempting to help the patient. 

The RN failed to hire a Houston Nurse Lawyer to help her with her case. Because of this, the Texas Board of Nursing suspended and disciplined the RN. The Board stated that she should not do things which could exceed the limitations of nurse-patient relationship as well as false documentation of patient’s records.  

Do not fret if you find yourself in a similar situation same as that of the RN mentioned above. All you need to do is to find the right Houston Nurse Lawyer who can help you in the case. Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas nurse lawyer. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An and text or call attorney Yong 24/7 at (832) 428-4579.