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 couldn’t hire any nurse attorney to defend them. This LVN from Richardson, Texas happens to be one of them.
At the time of the incident, she was employed as an LVN with a home healthcare services provider in Richardson, Texas, and had been in that position for ten (10) months.
On or about November 11, 2020, while employed as an LVN with a home healthcare services provider in Richardson, Texas, and assigned to provide skilled nursing for a patient, LVN approached the patient, who was sitting on the floor, grabbed the patient by his right wrist and abruptly pulled him up, off the floor. Furthermore, the incident was recorded on video. 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 she and the patient had a routine day at school and that she does not recall anything out of the ordinary or anything she did that could have been misconstrued as aggressive.
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).
The evidence against the LVN was strong. At the same time, she was not able to properly defend her case in court. As a result, her nursing license was placed under disciplinary action.
Avoid the similar thing from happening on your end. Make sure to find the right defense attorney in case a complaint will be filed against you before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). For more details or for a confidential consultation regarding accusations, it’s best to contact an experienced Texas nurse attorney. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney who represented more than 300 nurse cases for RNs and LVNs for the past 16 years. You can call him at (832)-428-5679 to get started or to inquire for more information regarding nursing license case defenses.