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 were unable to hire any nurse attorney to defend them.
At the time of the incident, an RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a hospital in Texarkana, Texas, and had been in that position for two (2) months.
On or about June 9, 20 19, while employed as a Registered Nurse, the RN verbally abused a patient by telling her “Sit down before you bust your f* *** ** head, and I have to do a two-hour incident report.” Additionally, the staff heard the RN say this comment to the patient. The RN’s conduct was likely to cause emotional, physical, and/or psychological harm to the resident and could have interfered with or disrupted this resident’s treatment.
In response to the incident, the RN states she does not use the ‘T-word or the word “bust” and that she told the patient to please sit down and thank her.
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. And because of this, the RN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing regarding the issue of verbally abusing the patient. The RN was given the chance to defend her side as it is her right. But the RN failed to hire a nurse attorney to help her deal with the case and without proper defense, the Board decided to place her nursing license under disciplinary action.
If you also received a letter from the Texas Board of Nursing regarding a case or complaint filed against you, you should hire a nurse attorney immediately before it’s too late. Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas nurse attorney. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is one of those dedicated nurse attorneys who helped represent more than 200 nurse cases over the past 16 years. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An, 24/7 through text or call at (832) 428-4579 for a confidential consultation regarding any accusations from the Texas BON.