Cases involving improper medical administration or negligence have been a signature specialty of a nurse attorney when handling cases for some nurses. However, some nurses tend to forget this fact because they really felt like they should be responsible even if they never intended to commit such an error. An RN from Fort Worth was one of them.
At the time of the incident, the RN was employed as a Registered Nurse in a medical facility in Fort Worth and had been in that position for three years and eight months.
On or about September 28, 2019, the RN allegedly pushed a patient, causing the patient to fall down onto a mattress. Her conduct was likely to cause emotional, physical, and/or psychological harm to the patient.
Because of this, the Texas Board of Nursing summoned the RN.
In response to the incident, the RN states it was a reflex action in which she protected herself by putting her arm horizontally between the patient and herself, which resulted in the patient being pushed involuntarily onto the mattress.
As a result, the Texas Board of Nursing placed her LVN license to disciplinary action. It’s too bad that she failed to hire a nurse attorney for assistance if she had every reason to defend herself in the first place. Her defense would have gotten better if she actually sought legal consultation from a Texas nurse attorney as well.
So if you’re facing a complaint from the Board, it’s best to seek legal advice first. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is willing to assist every nurse in need of immediate help for nurse licensing cases. To contact him, please dial (832)-428-5679 for a confidential consultation or for more inquiries.