Nurses facing cases they never committed should hire the right nurse attorney to strengthen their defense. Professional help can provide a better form of defense against the Texas Board of Nursing as an RN or LVN faces an accusation of any charges they wish to deny. This is just one of the many cases the RN from Houston should have known had she only hired the right nurse attorney to help her.

On or about March 13, 2017, the RN failed to promote a safe environment for patients in that she  was  viewing her  cellphone  instead of observing patients via  the  security feed  on a computer screen  at  the  nurse’s  station.  During this time the female patient was sexually assaulted by a male patient.  She also failed to  ensure  a male  patient  did  not  re-engage in  sexually  inappropriate  behavior  after  it  was noted  he sexually assaulted a female patient.  Her conduct not only exposed the patient to harm by another patient. She was also likely to cause injury in that it was her responsibility to prevent a second assault by the male patient and her failure to ensure the male patient stayed separated from the vulnerable female patient could have caused the female patient, or another vulnerable patient,  to have  been assaulted.

When summoned by the Texas State Board of Nursing, the RN states that it was 3:30am and she had not taken her break yet. She states she did not want to  leave the other  nurse  alone  with  nine patients,  so  she  took  her  break  at  the  nurses  station.

The RN  further states there is a big window  between the nurses station and the patients and this is  how they would  monitor the patients; they  do have  a security  monitor but there is  not a policy or procedure on who is supposed to watch  it. 

The RN additionally states that she glanced up at the patients at least every three minutes, but due to the way she was sitting she could not see.

Despite her explanation, the Board of Nursing placed her under disciplinary action but without any suspension whatsoever. Hiring the right nurse attorney for this case would be of great help, but this time the RN failed to do so.

If you’re having trouble against cases that you were accused of doing, then seek the help of Nurse Attorney Yong J. An. To get started with a private consultation, you may contact him at (832) 428-5679.