Whenever someone filed a complaint against you, regarding physical abuse, your license could be put in danger if not defended by a nurse attorney. An LVN from Abilene, Texas is just one of the many examples.
At the time of the initial incident, she was employed as an LVN with a nursing facility in Laredo, Texas, and had been in that position for two (2) years and four (4) months.
On or about August 14, 2017, while employed as an LVN with a nursing facility in Laredo, Texas, LVN physically abused a resident while showering them in that she held a washcloth over the resident’s nose and mouth on two different occasions. Respondent’s conduct was likely to cause emotional, physical, and/or psychological harm to the patient and could have interfered or disrupted this patient’s treatment.
In response, LVN states not one time did she hold the washrag over the resident’s nose or mouth. She states she was cleaning the resident’s face while she was attempting to hit and kick the CNA’s. LVN further states she had an assault charge against a prominent psychiatrist, who was her live-in boyfriend at the time, which was dismissed in October 2016. She states she doesn’t believe she was given a fair chance as a result of this information at the time the incident was investigated at the facility.
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 §217.11(1)(A)&(1)(B) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A),(1)(B),(4),(6)(C)&(6)(F).
However, the Board states that her conduct was likely to cause emotional, physical, and psychological harm to the patient and could have interfered or disrupted this patient’s treatment. Furthermore, the LVN failed to hire a nurse attorney to help her with her case. Because of this, the LVN was disciplined by the Texas Board of Nursing.
Do not be stressed or anxious if you find yourself in a similar situation 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. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for 16 years and represented over 150 nurses before the Texas BON. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An 24/7 through text or call at (832) 428-4579.