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Ensuring patient safety and well-being is a fundamental principle that all healthcare providers, including nurses, are entrusted to uphold. Patients enter healthcare facilities with the expectation of receiving care and treatment that not only addresses their medical needs but also ensures their safety and dignity. Any actions that compromise these principles can have severe consequences, both for the patient and for the healthcare professional involved. When nurses find themselves in situations where their actions are called into question, or allegations of misconduct arise, a nurse attorney can offer invaluable assistance. Nurse attorneys possess specialized knowledge in healthcare law and regulations, allowing them to navigate the complex legal landscape of healthcare with precision.

At the time of the incident, he was employed as an RN at a hospital in Dallas, Texas, and had been in that position for one (1) year and six (6) months.

On or about July 11, 2021, while employed as an RN at a hospital in Dallas, Texas, RN pushed the patient onto her bed. Furthermore, RN admitted to pushing the patient back onto the bed to prevent the patient from falling off the edge of the bed. RN’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, RN states that the patient was sitting at the bottom of the bed and appeared to be attempting to get out of bed, so he gently pushed her back onto the bed. RN relates the patient was also screaming, but he couldn’t understand what she was saying.

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)&(6)(F).

The Texas Board of Nursing then subjected the RN’s license to disciplinary action. The accusation would have been defended by an experienced and skilled nurse attorney, had the RN 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 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.