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Some nurses tend to forget the fact that they can hire a Plano nurse attorney when accused of a case they wish to deny or never committed. This is because they really felt like they should be responsible even if they never intended to commit such an error.

On or about June 14, 2008, through October 15, 2008, while employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse and assigned to provide care to a patient, the nurse allegedly violated the professional boundaries of the nurse/client relationship in that she provided care to a patient, who was her son.

Furthermore, the LVN failed to disclose this information to her employer. Her conduct was likely to injure the patient in that it could have resulted in confusion between the needs of the nurse and those of the patient. In addition, her conduct may have caused delayed distress for the patient, which may not be recognized or felt by the patient until harmful consequences occur.

Because of this, the LVN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to hear her side of the story. During the hearing, the LVN states she went through a few home health nurses and could never seem to feel at ease having someone other than her watching and caring for him. She states after doing research she had found that there were family members taking care of other family members. She explains that when she applied, she did inform an employee representative that she was the mother of the child to who she was assigned to and her response was that it was ok if they were not living in the same household. She states they were not living in the same household at the time. The LVN states she would go to the house to watch her son and leave once her shift was over.

The Texas Board of Nursing placed her nurse license to disciplinary action. It’s too bad that she failed to hire a nurse attorney in Plano for assistance, knowing that she had every reason to defend herself in the first place. Her defense would have gotten better if she actually sought legal consultation from a Plano nurse attorney as well.

So if you’re facing a complaint from the Texas Board of Nursing, it’s best to seek legal advice first. Plano Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is willing to assist every nurse in need of immediate help for nurse licensing cases. To contact him, please dial (832)-428-5679 for a confidential consultation or for more inquiries.