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Whenever someone filed a criminal complaint against you, your license could be put in danger if not defended by a nurse attorney. An RN from Houston, Texas is just one of the many examples of nurses who have been disciplined by the Texas Board of Nursing.

A high-ranking priest in San Antonio testified that a San Antonio RN supplied him private patient data in claiming a Catholic hospital permitted an abortion nearly two years ago.

According to the testimony, RN was preparing a pregnant woman in the hospital she was working on when she claims the patient’s chart lacked required ultrasounds for the forthcoming surgical procedure called suction dilation and curettage.

That is an option for an incomplete miscarriage in a failed pregnancy, but the RN said she suspected the pregnancy was still viable.

The trial is restricted from determining the merits of the procedure. It is focused narrowly on defamation and accusations that former hospital supervisors made derogatory remarks about the RN’s Catholic faith.

If she were defamed, a pivotal question has been who breached patient privacy.

The hospital system blames the nurse and also has denied any abortion or retribution occurred. The nurse accuses three priests to mistakenly failing to blacken out the patient’s name two times on a sensitive document he said was provided by the nurse. He said he gave copies of the document to another two people, the hospital system’s liaison to the archdiocese.

The three meet at the chancery about four months after the nurse reported the alleged abortion.

He said during the meeting he noticed two unredacted names and marked them out on his copy. He added that he eventually returned the document and other sensitive patient records to the RN, but not without verifying the records matched a packet forwarded to the priest by the Vatican’s ambassador to the United States.

The RN had written the ambassador about her complaint, including dismay that the priest was reluctant to take action.

Because of this, the RN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to defend her side. However, the RN failed to hire a nurse attorney to help her with her case. Because of this, the Texas Board of Nursing suspended and disciplined the RN.

Do not fret if you find yourself in a similar situation the same as that of the LVN mentioned above. All you need to do is to find the right nurse attorney who can help you in the case. Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas nurse attorney. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An and text or call attorney Yong 24/7 at (832) 428-4579