Nurses, the backbone of healthcare, typically have to deal with serious levels of burnout – the COVID-19 pandemic has made the problem that much worse.

A lawsuit has been filed against a nursing home in Austin after a nurse died of Covid-19. The nurse contacted the virus while working in the nursing home.

According to the lawsuit, the nursing home failed to properly care, respond and provide its employees with PPEs as required by health authorities.

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“This is a case about self-sacrifice. It’s a case about a hero named Maurice Dotson who made the ultimate self-sacrifice – he gave his life for the residents he loved at West Oaks,” said Quentin Brogdon, co-counsel for the Dotson family. “Maurice Dotson tried to protect the residents at West Oaks, but his employer didn’t protect him. We filed this case so that Maurice Dotson’s sacrifice was not in vain.”

The suit claims that Dotson was required to perform his job of caring for patients without proper PPE during March 2020.

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The dedication of front liners for their patients is remarkable. However, sometimes, people forget that they are humans too. They too can feel burnout, stressed, and depressed, and sometimes, their job might involve when they feel down the most. They sometimes may fail to do a follow-up charting to a patient or fail to monitor a particular patient in the required time due to stress and burnout, especially after long hours of the shift.

If you are a Nurse in Austin who faces any disciplinary issues before the Texas Board of Nursing, please contact Austin nurse attorney Yong J. An, call or text at 832 428 5679 or anlawfirm@gmail.com. Mr. An has represented over 100 nurses before the Texas Board of Nursing since 2006.