It’s best to seek the help of a nurse attorney when facing different complaints and allegations rather than facing a case on your own. However, some nurses tend to face these results instead without thinking that nurse attorneys are always reliable for matters such as accusations or complaints regarding patient abuse.
An LVN was employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse at a Hospital in, Dallas, Texas, and had been in this
position for two (2) months.
It was on or about December 12, 2012, when the LVN physically abused a Patient by shaking him vigorously and causing him to roll over. Additionally, the LVN admitted to shaking the patient. As a result, an investigation conducted by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services confirmed that the LVN physically abused the Patient. The LVN’s conduct exposed the patient unnecessarily to risk of harm.
In response to the incident above, the LVN states that to determine responsiveness, the LVN “gently shook or nudged” his left shoulder, causing him to rock back and forth while continuing to call his name. According to the LVN, the patient made a noise under the covers and rolled himself onto his back, and sat up in the bed. The LVN states that when the patient told him he could not discuss his medications, the LVN left the room. The LVN states that he acted out of complete concern of the patient and was not assertive enough to have been physically abusive. He explains that he may have admitted to shaking the patient afterward but that’s the terminology he learned in CPR training to determine a patient’s responsiveness. It was later explained to him by the Charge nurse that they do not wake patients to give medication education because of the possible dangers.
However, she was not able to provide a good defense for herself. Therefore, the Texas Board of Nursing placed her LVN license to a disciplinary action instead.
If you also received a complaint regarding a case filed on you, you should hire a nurse attorney immediately before it’s too late. Texas nurse attorney Yong J. An is one of those dedicated nurse lawyers who helped various nurses in their cases since 2006. You may contact him 24/7 at (832) 428-5679 for more information or if you want to schedule a private consultation.