Accusations are stressful issues for an RN or LVN, except when a nurse attorney assists you against the case. The Texas Board of Nurses is responsible for all hearings against RNs and LVNs undergoing a case that may revoke, suspend or only discipline their license. Take note that nurse attorneys can also defend a nurse’s license against accusations, which may include physical abuse-related cases.
An instance of this type of accusation occurred on or about June 6, 2016, where an LVN was stated to have physically abused a patient by kicking and grabbing the patient’s arm. The LVNs misconduct might have caused physical and emotional abuse to the patient, may result in further injuries, and/or may have delayed the patient’s treatment.
At that time, the patient was reported to be having a bad mood, which should be tolerated and understood by a proper LVN. LVNs and RNs should be knowledgeable about this matter, as it can send them to disciplinary action or possible suspension of their license.
The LVN was advised to defend against the accusation when she was summoned by the Board. She stated that her actions were protective due to the patient’s escalating mood. The LVN admitted that she tried to de-escalate the situation with the patient, which she admitted as her own fault. Her defense against the accusation was a good evidence that a skilled nurse attorney can use in the LVN’s defense.
The Texas Board of Nursing then decided to subject the LVN and her license into disciplinary proceedings. The said proceedings shall ensure the safety of the patient, along with a better future for the LVN’s career. However, she should contact a nurse attorney in order to receive assistance regarding the case, especially if the LVN sincerely thinks of it as an accusation.
For more details or for a confidential consultation regarding accusations, it’s best to contact an experienced nurse attorney. Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney which helped RNs and LVNs defend against several cases since 2006. You can call him at (832)-428-5679 to get started or to inquire for more information regarding nursing license case defenses.