Being a nurse is a privilege to have. But becoming an RN or an LVN was never easy. So, if a nurse is having trouble at work and has violated protocol that they did not wish to commit, a nurse attorney is always there to help. A nurse attorney can be your form of defense against accusations and complaints.
At the time of the initial incident, an LVN was employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse at a hospital in Arlington, Texas, and had been in that position for four (4) months.
An incident happened on or about May 6, 2019, while employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse and assigned to provide skilled nursing care to a patient, the LVN was observed attempting to move the patient by pulling the patient toward her with her hands placed behind his neck. The LVN’s conduct may have caused emotional, physical, and/or psychological harm to the patient and could have interfered or disrupted this patient’s treatment.
In response, the LVN states she visited the patient on 5/1/19 for the first time. The LVN states she did not receive a report from the RN Case Manager about the patient. The LVN states she read previous clinical notes which didn’t report difficulty with the patient or daughter. The LVN states the visit was completed without complications. She also states that on 5/6, she received a phone call stating he had received a complaint from the patient’s daughter that the nurse was perceived by the daughter to care for the patient “roughly” and she would prefer the nurse not to visit the patient again. The LVN states she will be much more alert to infection control while in hurried situations. The LVN states she didn’t yell at the patient out of frustration or anger. She states that the patient is extremely hard of hearing. The LVN states she didn’t jerk any body part of the patient. She also states that she used his shoulders & hips to try to position the patient. The LVN states no injury occurred. The patient showed no signs or symptoms of pain, no grimacing, wincing, moaning, groaning, nothing visual or audible by a nurse.
As a result of the above incident, the Texas Board of Nursing subjected the LVN and her license to disciplinary action. The case would have been defended by an experienced and skilled nurse attorney if only the LVN had not failed to hire some help. Hiring a nurse attorney for defense is applicable for any kind of accusation laid against an RN or LVN.
For more details and to schedule a confidential consultation, you must approach one of the most experienced nurse attorneys in Texas, Yong J. An. He has assisted numerous nursing license cases since 2006. You may contact him by dialing (832)-428-5679 if you wish to learn more information should you undergo accusations or any other case that may affect your license.