It’s best to seek the help of a nurse attorney when facing any charge. However, some nurses tend to face these results instead without thinking that nurse attorneys are always reliable for matters such as these.
At the time of the initial incident, an LVN was employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse at a hospital facility in Pearland, Texas, and had been in that position for one (1) year and one (1) month.
On or about January 10, 2021, while employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse, and assigned to provide skilled nursing to the patient, the said LVN hit the patient on the head. Furthermore, the LVN admitted to hitting the patient on the head. The conduct of the LVN was likely to cause emotional, physical, and/or psychological harm to the patient and could have interfered with or disrupted this patient’s treatment.
As a result of the occurrence, the LVN stated that the patient was awake and waving his hands around his face, so he attempted to calm the patient by holding the patient’s wrists and repositioning the patient. The LVN relates that the patient started kicking and his grip slipped from the patient’s wrist, resulting in the hand of the LVN inadvertently hitting the patient’s forehead hard. The LVN also adds that he checked the patient for injury and did not see any.
However, she was not able to provide a good defense for herself, especially when the evidence was brought up to her. Therefore, the Board placed her RN license to a disciplinary action instead.
If you also received a letter from the Texas Board of Nursing regarding a case or complaint filed against 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.