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Being a nurse and seeing patients recover with such great results is very rewarding to nurses. Some nurses may not fulfill their duties properly due to factors such as overwork, long hours, and stress, which are common in the nursing profession. This behavior should not be tolerated as nurses are expected to provide appropriate care to their patients. Nurses who fail to fulfill their duties are sanctioned by the Board. It’s important to address such situations properly with the assistance 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, the 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 with or disrupted this patient’s treatment.

In response, LVN states she placed a blanket and pillows on the floor 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 subjected the LVN’s license to disciplinary action. This outcome might have been different with the help of an experienced nurse attorney. Hiring a nurse attorney for defense is crucial for any accusation against an RN or LVN.

LVNs and RNs have the privilege of hiring Nurse Attorneys to defend themselves when facing trials and complaints with regard to their profession. With that being said, you don’t have to be anxious and worried because you can always seek assistance from professionals if you ever find yourself in that situation. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is one of the most skilled Nurse Attorneys in Texas. His experience can attest to his resiliency and brilliance when it comes to handling nursing license cases. With over 300 nursing license-related cases in the last 16 years. His service is top-notch notch so hurry and dial (832) 428-5679 for inquiries and personal consultation.