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 April 2015, while employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse in a hospital in San Antonio, the LVN violated the personal and professional boundaries of the nurse-client relationship in that she engaged in unprofessional conduct with several patients, including, but not limited to, “friending” them on Facebook, being flirtatious, exchanging phone numbers, texting and engaging in activities outside of work.
The LVN’s conduct was likely to injure the patients in that it could have resulted in confusion between the needs of the nurse and those of the patients. In addition, her conduct may have caused delayed distress for the patients, which may not be recognized or felt by the patients until harmful consequences occur,
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 stated that she friended patients and former patients on Facebook and assisted them in whatever ways possible outside of work. She states her patients would confirm that communications were never unfavorable or immoral and that they have continued trust in his generosity and friendship. She asked that we allow her to work unrestricted so she can move on with her career and away from this harassing event.
However, she was not able to provide a good defense for herself. Therefore, the Board placed her LVN license to a disciplinary action instead.
If you ever undergo cases such as this, it’s best to seek the assistance of a good nurse attorney as it could make the case better in your favor. Be sure to find a nurse attorney who’s experienced and knowledgeable in several nurse cases to ensure the best assistance possible.
If you also received a complaint regarding a case filed on you, you should hire a nurse attorney immediately before it’s too late. 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.