In 2016, the RN treated a patient after she broke her ankle. She was assigned to provide in-home care to a patient on a weekly basis. According to the patient, the RN would then greet her with a hug and would give her another hug when he left. The RN and the patient would often engage in small talk and discuss other subjects, like sports. Sexual Misconduct is a serious offense, wherein the help of a nurse attorney is needed.
According to the patient, the RN’s demeanor changed in May 2016, when he began discussing very personal matters with the patient, like his relationship with his wife. The patient felt uncomfortable when the RN would discuss his personal issues.
On the RN’s last visit, he wanted to check for the patient’s legs for a blood clot. Because the patient was in a wheelchair, she had to position her legs on the RN’s lap so that he could check them.
The RN started examining the patient’s legs by touching her ankles. According to the patient, the RN allegedly moved his hands to the patient’s “mid-thigh” when the patient told him to stop the examination. Instead of giving the patient the customary goodbye hug, the RN allegedly placed the patient in a romantic embrace and would not let go of the patient.
During the embrace, the RN allegedly placed his left arm down the patient’s pants and squeezed her buttocks. The RN allegedly grabbed the patient’s breast as she pushed him away.
This issue was filed as a complaint and sent to the Texas Board of Nursing. The Texas Board of Nursing has full jurisdiction in all cases that may affect the status of an RN or LVN’s license in the future. But they advise nurses to attend a hearing first before placing the sentence, which the RN attended for her career’s security.
However, the RN failed to present at the Board. As a result, the Texas Board of Nursing placed his RN license to disciplinary action. It’s too bad that he failed to hire a nurse attorney for assistance, knowing that he had every reason to defend himself in the first place. His defense would have gotten better if he actually sought legal consultation from a Texas nurse attorney as well.
So if you’re facing a complaint from the Board, it’s best to seek legal advice first. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is willing to assist every nurse in need of immediate help for nurse licensing cases. To contact him, please dial (832)-428-5679 for a confidential consultation or for more inquiries.