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Cases such as negligence use have been a specialty of a nurse attorney when handling cases for some nurses. However, some nurses tend to forget this fact because they really felt like they should be responsible even if they never intended to commit such an error. 

On or about November 27, 2016, through November 28, 2016, an RN from Rockwall, inappropriately restrained a patient by surrounding the patient with tables and chairs. Her conduct was likely to injure the patient in that the use of an improper restraint could result in the patient suffering from adverse reactions and/or physical, mental or emotional harm. 

During the hearing, the RN states she did not knowingly “restrain” a patient. She states one of the residents had a history of falls and had severe dementia. She states the patient stood up repeatedly all night setting off her chair alarm. The RN states a CNA on her hall settled the resident across from the nursing station in an eating area to wait for breakfast. 

The RN states the CNA put two tables on either side of her, far enough away where the resident could freely stand up to her heart’s content, but close enough that she could grab onto the tables to steady herself. The RN states a new nurse came in to relieve her that morning and asked why she was “restraining” that patient. She states she was called into the office and given a written warning. 

As a result, the Texas Board of Nursing placed his RN license to disciplinary action. It’s too bad that she failed to hire a nurse attorney for assistance if she had every reason to defend himself in the first place. Her defense would have gotten better if she 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.