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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 revocation just because they were unable to hire any nurse attorney to defend them. This RN from Galveston, Texas happens to be one of them.

At the time of the incident, she was employed as an RN with a pediatric health care services provider in Galveston, Texas, and had been in that position for three (3) years.

On or about November 6, 2020, while employed as an RN with a pediatric health care services provider in Galveston, Texas, and assigned to provide skilled nursing for a patient, RN hit the patient on the shoulder. Furthermore, RN admitted to hitting the client. 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 to the above incident, RN states that as she prepared the patient for a shower, the patient became combative and struck her. RN relates it caught her off guard and she instinctively slapped the patient’s left shoulder with an open hand. RN states she immediately regretted her action and told the patient’s mother what happened.

The above action constitutes 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).

However, without valid evidence to defend her side of the story, the RN lost the case. Furthermore, the RN failed to hire a nurse attorney to help her with her case. Because of this, the Texas Board of Nursing decided to place the RN’s license under disciplinary action.

Do not be stressed or anxious if you find yourself in a similar situation as that of the RN mentioned above. All you need to do is to find the right RN/LVN license attorney who can help you in the case. Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced nurse attorney. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for 16 years and represented over 150 nurses before the Texas BON. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An 24/7 through text or call at (832) 428-4579.