Complaints about patient abuse may put your license at risk. Issues such as this may greatly affect your future career, but only if you failed to hire a nurse attorney for the case. There are some RNs and LVNs who missed their chances to get their license saved from disciplinary action or revocation just because they were unable to hire any nurse attorney to defend them. This RN from Waco, Texas happens to be one of them.
At the time of the incidents, an RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a hospital in Corpus Christi, Texas, and had been in that position for two (2) years and five (5) months.
On or about October 23, 2018, while employed as a Registered Nurse and assigned to a patient, the RN was physically abusive and threatening towards the said patient. The 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.
On or about October 23, 2018, the RN was verbally abusive and threatening toward management staff. The RN’s conduct may have unnecessarily exposed the staff to emotional, and/or psychological harm.
In response to incidents, the RN states the patient threw his telemetry monitor across the room and then punched him while exhibiting inappropriate sexual and physical behaviors towards him and the female staff the RN states after administering Ativan intravenously (IV) to the patient, he pulled his arm away; however, he secured the patient’s arm to flush the IV site. With regard to his conduct towards management, the RN states he did use curse words towards his Director related to unethical sexual advances towards female staff. The RN states the former director threatened he could “kick his ass” and made punch like movements towards his face. The RN further states that both directors knew about his Texas Board of Nursing restrictions and made light of the situation using verbal and scheduling abuse/threats.
Because of this, the RN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to defend her side but the RN failed to hire a nurse attorney to help her with her case and without proper defense, the Texas Board of Nursing then decided to place her RN license under disciplinary action.
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. Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas nurse attorney. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is one of those dedicated nurse attorneys who helped represent more than 200 nurse cases over the past 16 years. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An 24/7 through text or call at (832) 428-4579 for a confidential consultation regarding any accusations from the Texas BON.