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Accusations are stressful issues for an RN or LVN, except when a nurse attorney assists you against the case. The Texas Board of Nursing is responsible for all hearings against RNs and LVNs undergoing a case that may revoke suspend or only discipline their license. Take note that criminal nurse attorneys can also defend a nurse’s license against accusations. 

On or about June 11, 2018, while employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse in a medical facility in Beaumont, the LVN verbally abused a patient in that she told him “You want to die, you want to die, you want to die, you want to die.” Furthermore, the LVN told the patient “You going to die” and “Do you want me to strap you over here, so you can’t go anywhere.” 

Additionally, the LVN called the patient “retarded”. The LVN’s conduct was likely to cause emotional and psychological harm to the patient and could have interfered with or disrupted this patient’s treatment.

In response to the accusations against her, the LVN states that she would never intentionally do anything negative or harmful on purpose to anyone, on and off the clock. She states when in his crib, his backpack comes off his body and is then unpacked. She states the feed bag containing his formula is hung up on nearby IV pole, pump attached securely to the IV pole and approximately 3 feet of tubing/line is placed on the crib floor or mattress. The LVN states the exposed lengthy tubing lying around loosely and freely created several safety hazards.

The LVN states this was moderate to the high-risk environment in her opinion. She states he had spun his body around and around while standing upright, in order to have made his line spiral around his little body. 

The LVN further states she had intervened by placing her hands on his shoulders firmly but not aggressively and never shaking at all. 

The LVN further states she simply untwisted him, as she firmly stated: “Stop that before something bad happens.” She states she doesn’t recall making the comment as alleged. She states if she did say something like that and she knows in her heart it wasn’t meant ugly in any way, just out of concern and worry. The LVN states she is not an evil person.

The Texas Board of Nursing then subjected the LVN and her license into disciplinary action. The accusation would have been defended by an experienced and skilled nurse attorney, had the LVN hired one. Hiring a nurse attorney for defense is applicable for any kind of accusation laid against an RN or LVN.

For more details and to schedule a confidential consultation, you must approach one of the most experienced nurse attorneys in Texas, Yong J. An. He has assisted numerous nursing license cases since 2006. You may contact him by dialing (832)-428-5679 if you wish to learn more information should you undergo accusations or any other case that may affect your license.