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The provision of patient care requires a delicate balance between ensuring patient comfort and safety, including the appropriate handling of patients during various care activities. Nurses are entrusted with the responsibility of providing compassionate and skilled care, demonstrating respect for the dignity and well-being of those they serve. However, there are unfortunate situations when deviations from these essential standards occur, potentially compromising patient safety and raising concerns about the nurse’s professionalism and adherence to established protocols. When nurses face allegations or legal concerns related to patient handling and incidents of excessive force, a nurse attorney can provide invaluable support and guidance. Nurse attorneys are well-versed in the legal intricacies surrounding such incidents and can offer crucial assistance in navigating the complexities.

At the time of the initial incident, he was employed as an LVN with a home healthcare provider in McKinney, Texas, and had been in that position for five (5) months.

On or about March 8, 2021, while employed as an LVN with a home healthcare provider in McKinney, Texas, LVN used excessive force while repositioning a patient in his bed. 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.

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)&(1)(M) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12 (1)(A), (1)(B),(4),(6)(C)&(6)(F).

The Texas Board of Nursing then subjected the LVN’s license to disciplinary action. The accusation would have been defended by an experienced and skilled nurse attorney, had the LVN hired one. Hiring a nurse attorney for defense is applicable for any kind of accusation laid against an RN or LVN.

Always remember that anyone can file a complaint against an RN/LVN with the state board for any reason. When this happens, all complaints need to be taken seriously no matter how trivial or unfounded they may appear. A nurse attorney is someone who can help you defend your license when the state board summons you. Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas RN license attorney. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for the past 17 years and represented over 500 nurses before the Texas BON. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An 24/7 through text or call at (832) 428-5679.