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In a Nurse-Patient relationship, there are boundaries that are set to avoid misunderstanding and to avoid personal feelings or emotions involved during treatment. It is also on the part of the nurses to be nice and kind to their patients to avoid emotional distress. However, if you are found to be in an argument with a patient, you just need to be prepared in case a complaint or summon from the Texas Board of Nursing will happen. Being prepared means having a nurse attorney as your legal counsel to represent you before the Texas Board of Nursing.

At the time of the incident, he was employed as an RN at a medical facility in Mesquite, Texas, and had been in that position for four (4) years and two (2) months.

On or about September 13, 2020, while employed as an RN at a medical facility in Mesquite, Texas, RN was accused of the following: 

  1. RN failed to document in the medical record patient assessment data, including the patient’s denial of insulin. RN’s conduct resulted in an inaccurate medical record and was likely to injure the patient in that subsequent caregivers would not have complete information on which to base their care decisions.
  2. RN engaged in unprofessional conduct, in that while conducting shift change with the on-coming nurse, and in the presence of patients, RN stated “I had the worst *ing night…”, threw a phone on the table, and stated, “now you can answer all these *ing calls.” Additionally, the RN entered one patient’s room, slammed the door, and said, “I can go get a gun and come back and take care of it all.” A patient attempted to comfort the RN, but the RN repeated the same statement. RN’s conduct was likely to injure the patients in that it may have unnecessarily exposed the patients to emotional and/or psychological harm.

In response, the RN stated he failed to document the patient’s refusal of insulin. Furthermore, the RN stated he spoke without thinking and regrets his comments. Regarding the gun comment, the RN relates there was an intravenous pump beeping in a patient’s room and the RN said the noise made him want to shoot it.

Despite the RN’s efforts to respond to the allegations, the lack of valid evidence to support his side of the story led to his loss in the case. Compounding the issue, he neglected to enlist the support of a Texas BON attorney, further hindering his defense. Consequently, the Texas Board of Nursing took disciplinary action against the RN’s license.

A nurse attorney can guide you through the disciplinary proceedings, seek assistance today!

Seek legal advice as soon as you receive the letter from BON, this is a key factor in better handling of your case.

As a defendant, you must be fully knowledgeable of the disciplinary proceedings as well, so when hiring a nurse lawyer, you have to consider their expertise and capability to handle your case. One of the dedicated legal experts in this field has backed more than 300 nursing claims over the past 16 years, Atty. Yong J. An, a nurse attorney from Texas.