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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 revocation just because they were unable to hire any nurse attorney to defend them. 

At the time of the incident, she was employed as an LVN with a pediatric health care services provider in Texarkana, Texas, and had been in that position for six (6) years.

On or about December 25, 2020, while employed as an LVN with a pediatric health care services provider in Texarkana, Texas, and assigned to provide skilled nursing for a patient, LVN hit the patient on the shoulder. Furthermore, LVN admitted to hitting the client. LVN’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 to the above incident, LVN states that as she prepared the patient for a shower, the patient became combative and struck her. LVN relates it caught her off guard and she instinctively slapped the patient’s left shoulder with an open hand. LVN states she immediately regretted her action and told the patient’s mother what happened.

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).

Unfortunately, the Texas Board of Nursing found her guilty of her deeds. Her LVN license was subjected to disciplinary action. She did not hire a skilled Texas BON attorney to fully defend her case which led to this decision by the Texas Board of Nursing.

Do you have questions about the Texas Board of Nursing disciplinary process? Contact The Law Office of Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An for a confidential consultation by calling or texting 24/7 at (832) 428-5679. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney who represented more than 300 nurse cases for RNs and LVNs for the past 16 years.