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False accusations are one of the cases that a nurse attorney can resolve. These professionals can guarantee their clients that any false accusations over them can be denied over the Texas Board of Nursing once you hire them for assistance. Sadly, an RN in San Antonio failed to do so.

On or about December 7, 2017, the RN allegedly engaged in unprofessional behavior in that she was laughing at a patient through the window of their room and telling staff, “Hey, look at this,” after the patient had turned themselves upside down in their bed. Her conduct could have caused emotional injury to the patient and could have interfered or disrupted this patient’s treatment.

Additionally, the RN allegedly took a photo of the patient without the patient’s consent, uploaded the photo to her Snapchat account, and sent the photo via Snapchat to her co-workers. Her conduct exposed the patient unnecessarily to a risk of harm from disclosure of their confidential medical information without their written authorization. Additionally, she represented herself and the facility in an unprofessional manner.

In response to the incidents, the RN states she was told by another nurse to look at his patient, who was upside down. She admits to laughing at the patient and taking a picture of the patient. The RN states she showed the picture to her fellow charge nurse and told her to look at what the patient was doing. The RN states she deleted the picture after showing her co-worker the picture and states the patient was in no harm. She explains she regrets taking the picture and acknowledges it was a serious lack of judgment.

The Board of Texas has full jurisdiction over all cases regarding RNs and LVNs who committed any forms of offenses. They are also the ones holding decisions whether the RN or LVN’s license has to be suspended, revoked, or disciplined. Therefore, the Board decided to summon the RN for a hearing to defend against the complaint filed to her – this is the part where a nurse attorney should be hired.

False accusations may compromise your career, which is why a Texas nurse attorney could provide you the best help against these issues. If you have any valid reasons, you may refer to a nurse attorney to provide further defense against your case.

Because the RN failed to provide a nurse attorney to defend her case, the Texas Board of Nursing then considered the evidence given to them and sentenced the RN and her license into disciplinary proceedings. She could have hired a nurse attorney to assist her in the case. To contact one, you may dial Nurse Attorney Yong J. An at (832) 428-5679 to schedule a private consultation.