It’s best to seek the help of a nurse attorney when facing different complaints and allegations. However, some nurses tend to face these results instead without thinking that nurse attorneys are always reliable for matters such as these.
On or about October 16, 2018, while employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse in a medical facility in San Antonio, the LVN violated patient confidentiality by making a FaceTime video call to an unauthorized individual, while on duty in the patient’s home and letting that individual see patient the patient’s bedroom, and the patient’s medical equipment.
The LVN’s conduct deprived the patient of his dignity and was contrary to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
On or about October 22, 2018, while employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse in the same medical facility, the LVN allegedly verbally and emotionally abused a patient by stating, “I swear you vomit on this bed after I just f****** changed it I’ll kill your a**… you f****** piece of s***.” Her conduct created an unsafe environment and unnecessarily exposed the patient to a risk of harm and/or abuse.
The Texas Board of Nursing sent a letter to the LVN regarding the issue so then she can have the chance to defend herself. During the hearing, the LVN states she does not recall making any Facetime videos with her husband but states if she did, she is sorry. The LVN further states she is deeply sorry and regrets all the ugly things she said. She further states she was angry and frustrated about some personal life choices and lost herself in that moment.
However, she was not able to provide a good defense for herself. Therefore, the Board placed her LVN license to a disciplinary action instead.
Your license is one of the RN’s most valuable assets. You need to protect your license as well as your right to practice as best as you can. In doing so, a nurse attorney is the one to depend on.
Be sure to find a nurse attorney who’s experienced and knowledgeable in several nurse cases to ensure the best assistance possible.
If you are summoned to appear before a licensing board regarding a disciplinary incident, you will need an experienced nurse attorney who knows how to handle nurse cases. Texas nurse attorney Yong J. An is one of those dedicated nurse lawyers who helped various nurses in their cases since 2006. You may contact him 24/7 at (832) 428-5679 for more information or if you want to schedule a private consultation.