Being a nurse and seeing patients recover with such great results is very rewarding to nurses. However, some nurses tend to do their duties in an inappropriate manner. Poor nursing care can be a result of overworked, long working hours, stress, and many more which are common in nursing. This should not be tolerated, as nurses are expected to give the proper care needed by the patients. Those nurses who neglect to do their duties properly are sanctioned by the Board. This case scenario for nurses should be dealt with properly with the help of a nurse attorney.
At the time of the incident, she was employed as an LVN at a hospital in Dallas, Texas, and had been in that position for nine (9) months.
On or about May 8, 2020, while employed as an LVN at a hospital in Dallas, Texas, LVN failed to safely position the patient in a recliner in that LVN pulled the patient forward by one arm, put a pillow behind the patient, and then released the patient’s arm prior to the patient’s backside touching the pillow. Additionally, LVN dragged the patient on the floor by the patient’s elbows. Furthermore, the incidents were captured on video surveillance wherein LVN was heard using profanity and making a reference to liking cocaine in the presence of the patient. 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, LVN states she placed a blanket and pillows on the floor and laid the patient on top of them and then transferred the patient to the recliner and placed a pillow behind the patient for back support.
The above actions constitute 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).
The Texas Board of Nursing then subjected the LVN’s license to disciplinary action. The accusation would have been defended by an experienced and skilled nurse attorney, had the LVN hired one. Hiring a nurse attorney for defense is applicable for any kind of accusation laid against an RN or LVN.
Always remember that anyone can file a complaint against an RN/LVN with the state board for any reason. When this happens, all complaints need to be taken seriously no matter how trivial or unfounded they may appear. A nurse attorney is someone who can help you defend your license when the state board summons you. Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas RN license attorney. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for the past 16 years and represented over 300 nurses before the Texas BON. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An 24/7 through text or call at (832) 428-5679.