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The entrusted responsibility of providing skilled nursing care is a cornerstone of the healthcare profession, demanding a commitment to compassionate and ethical practices. Unfortunately, instances arise that deviate from these standards, raising concerns about patient welfare and professional conduct. A nurse attorney plays a pivotal role in situations where nurses are confronted with allegations of abuse or inappropriate conduct. Nurse attorneys advocate for the nurse’s rights throughout the legal process, working to ensure fair treatment and effective representation.

At the time of the initial incident, he was employed as an LVN with a home health care services provider in Odessa, Texas, and had been in that position for one (1) year and five (5) months.

On or about February 2, 2022, while employed as an LVN with a home health care services provider in Odessa, Texas, and assigned to provide skilled nursing care to a patient, who is bed bound and non-verbal, LVN slapped the patient across the face several times, aggressively sling and roll the patient multiple times, and grabbed patient by the head and moved him up in his bed. Additionally, LVN lifted the patient up by his right arm in a forceful manner and repositioned him, jerking him around aggressively, and twisting & tilting his head in an uncomfortable manner. Furthermore, the patient suffered a bruise to his forehead. Additionally, security cameras in the home captured LVN’s behavior. Subsequently, LVN admitted to hitting 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.

The above action constitutes 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)&(6)(F).

However, the LVN failed to consult with an experienced nurse attorney for the case and without enough evidence to prove he’s not guilty, the LVN lost the case. This is the reason why the Texas Board of Nursing placed his LVN license under disciplinary action.

Do not be stressed or anxious if you find yourself in a similar situation as that of the LVN mentioned above. All you need to do is to find the right RN/LVN license attorney who can help you in the case. Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas RN/LVN license attorney. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for the past 17 years and represented over 500 nurses before the Texas BON. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An 24/7 through text or call at (832) 428-5679.