Misconduct is a serious case, which is why a nurse attorney is needed if you get accused of this kind of scenario. However, there are some nurses who thought they were guilty of the charges failed to hire a nurse attorney just because they thought it’s the doom for their license already. But that is not entirely the case as there is still hope.
Unfortunately, an LVN from Houston failed to do this. This results in disciplinary action from the Texas Board of Nursing. Always keep in mind that the Texas Board of Nursing handles all of the cases that may affect the license from receiving the suspension, disciplinary action, or revocation. However, with a right nurse attorney for the case, rest assured that the case can go according to the nurse’s favor, especially if the LVN has a good defense against the case.
On or about April 2012, through September 2012, the LVN violated the professional boundaries of the nurse/client relationship, in that she used her personal residence to provide care for a patient. Her conduct was likely to injure the patient in that it could have resulted in confusion between the needs of the nurse and those of the patient. The LVN’s conduct may have caused delayed distress for the patient which may not be recognized or felt by the patient until harmful consequences occur.
In response to the incident, the LVN states: It was determined that the living arrangements were not conducive to the therapy needs of the child. A suggestion was made that the child could get all the services needed if someone had a home that they’d open up for the required period of time necessary to give the child all her treatments and therapies. The CPS worker made the arrangements so that the child would get all her therapy and treatments at the home of the patient: a total of 16 hours per day Sunday through Thursday, and 9 hours per day on Friday and Saturday. As the child’s primary caregiver, the LVN must monitor and carry out treatment for the child the entire period of time they are together.
If you’re facing cases such as this, and you think that additional disciplinary action should not be applied anymore, then be sure to hire a nurse attorney who can fully assist you. Texas nurse attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney for more than 14 years. To contact him for inquiries or to schedule a confidential consultation, dial (832) 428-5679 to proceed.