Complaints about patient abuse may put your license at risk. Issues such as this may greatly affect your future career, but only if you failed to hire a nurse attorney for the case. There are some RNs and LVNs who missed their chances to get their license saved from disciplinary action or revocation just because they were unable to hire any nurse attorney to defend them. This RN from Waco, Texas happens to be one of them.
At the time of the initial incident, she was employed as an RN with a pediatric home healthcare provider in Waco, Texas, and had been in that position for one (1) year and three (3) months.
On or about March 22, 2020, while employed as an RN with a pediatric home healthcare provider in Waco, Texas, RN abused a patient, in that RN is seen on video dragging a washcloth across the patient’s face, leaving the washcloth on the patient’s face, fully covering her mouth and nose, pinching the patient’s nose, dragging, and flicking her thumb on the patient’s nose, wiping the patient’s stomach and G-tube insert with the washcloth and then rubbing the washcloth on the patient’s face. RN’s conduct was likely to cause emotional, physical, and/or psychological harm to the patient and could have interfered or disrupted this patient’s treatment.
In response to the above incident, RN states since the allegations, she has been contrite and takes responsibility for her actions, and continues to perform her duties that meet or exceed basic nursing standards. RN is passionate about the nursing profession and will continue to work to serve the medical community in whatever capacity she may be allowed.
The above action constitutes grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(10)&(13), Texas Occupations Code, and is a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.11(1)(A)&(1)(B) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A),(1)(B),(4),(6)(C)&(6)(F).
Because of this, the RN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to defend her side but the RN failed to hire a nurse attorney to help her with her case and without proper defense, the Texas Board of Nursing then decided to place her RN license under disciplinary action.
If you also received a letter from the Texas Board of Nursing regarding a case or complaint filed on you, you should hire a nurse attorney immediately before it’s too late. Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas nurse attorney. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is one of those dedicated nurse attorneys who helped represent more than 200 nurse cases for the past 16 years. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An 24/7 through text or call at (832) 428-4579 for a confidential consultation regarding any accusations from the Texas BON.