It’s best to seek the help of an experienced nurse attorney when facing different complaints and allegations. However, some nurses tend to face these results instead without thinking that a nurse attorney is always reliable for matters such as these.

On or about August 12, 2013, while employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse in a medical facility in Weatherford, the LVN physically abused a patient, in that she pushed the patient in his chest and neck area. Her conduct was likely to injure the patient in that it could have resulted in the patient suffering from emotional distress and physical injury.

During the hearing, the LVN states the resident started to hit her in the head, shoulders and chest with his clenched hands. She states she called out for assistance, but no one responded. The LVN states as self-defense she put her hand out to try to hold off the patient hoping the certified nursing assistant would come out to her aide.

The Texas Board of Nursing sent a letter to the LVN regarding the issue so then she can have the chance to defend herself. The LVN further states the resident then grabbed her left forearm, and started dragging her down the hall, pulling behind him. She states she placed the palm of her right hand on the resident’s lower neck/upper shoulder area in an attempt to get his attention and give her the chance to pull away from him. The LVN states the resident then loosened his grip enough for her to pull her arm free, but not without his fingers damaging the skin on her arm. She further states it was not her intent to cause physical or emotional distress or harm to the male resident at any time during this encounter.

However, she was not able to provide a good defense for herself. Therefore, the Board placed her LVN license to a disciplinary action instead.

If you ever undergo cases such as this, it’s best to seek the assistance of a good nurse attorney as it could make the case better in your favor. Be sure to find a nurse attorney who’s experienced and knowledgeable in several nurse cases to ensure the best assistance possible.

If you also received a complaint regarding a case filed on you, you should hire a nurse attorney immediately before it’s too late. Texas nurse attorney Yong J. An is one of those dedicated nurse lawyers who helped various nurses in their cases since 2006. You may contact him 24/7 at (832) 428-5679 for more information or if you want to schedule a private consultation.