When it comes to disciplinary proceedings before an administrative body in the state of Texas, the first thing that you need to take into consideration is to hire the best nurse attorney. This lawyer can help any RN or LVN defend herself and try to prevent the revocation of their RN / LVN license.
At the time of the initial incident, the RN was employed at a hospital in Dallas, Texas, and had been in that position for four (4) years and nine (9) months.
The incident happened on or about May 10, 2019, the RN failed to appropriately intervene in that she pushed the patient away from a window that he was banging his head against. The patient then lunged at the RN and the RN raised her foot to block the patient. The patient subsequently ran into the RN’s foot and fell to the ground. The 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 regards to the incident above, the RN states that the patient was being disruptive in the TV room and wanted to leave, so she encouraged the patient to calm down, but he continued to attempt to leave the TV room. The RN relates patient punched her in the face, at which time she and another staff member escorted the patient to the seclusion room. The RN explains that once in the seclusion room, the patient repeatedly banged his head on the seclusion room window, so she asked the patient to stop banging his head, but he continued doing it. The RN states that in order to prevent the patient from harming himself, she pushed the patient back from the window, the patient then charged towards the RN and the RN raised her foot up to stop the patient and protect herself.
The RN failed to properly present and defend her case against the court. She was disciplined and suspended by the Texas Board of Nursing.
Avoid the similar thing from happening on your end. Make sure to find the right nurse attorney in case a complaint will be filed against you before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON).
Consult with Texas nurse attorney Yong J. An today if you have any questions about your disciplinary process by call or text him at (832) 428-5679 day, night or weekends.