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 Texas 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 LVN from Garland, Texas happens to be one of them.
At the time of the incident, he was employed as an LVN at a hospital in Garland, Texas, and had been in that position for four (4) years and six (6) months.
On or about January 12, 2020, while employed as an LVN at a hospital in Garland, Texas, LVN aggressively advanced towards the patient in a threatening manner resulting in the patient falling to the ground. LVN’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, LVN states the patient had been in an altercation with another patient, so LVN went to the patient’s room to assess the situation. LVN explains that the patient was lying in bed and when LVN started asking the patient what happened, the patient walked up to LVN, used slurs, and pushed him. LVN relates he postured and moved aggressively towards the patient, who retreated and fell down. LVN states he is not proud of his actions and apologizes for his conduct.
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).
However, without enough evidence to prove he’s not guilty, the LVN lost the case. This is the reason why the Texas Board of Nursing placed his LVN license under disciplinary action.
Do not be stressed or anxious if you find yourself in a similar situation as that of the LVN mentioned above. All you need to do is to find the right Texas nurse attorney 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 attorney. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for 16 years and represented over 150 nurses before the Texas BON. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An 24/7 through text or call at (832) 428-4579.