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Promoting patient safety and providing compassionate care are foundational principles in the nursing profession, ensuring that patients receive the best possible treatment while respecting their dignity and rights. Nurses are entrusted with safeguarding the well-being of their patients and maintaining a therapeutic environment. However, instances where a nurse’s actions deviate from these principles can raise concerns about the nurse’s conduct and adherence to professional standards. When allegations of this nature arise, seeking legal guidance becomes paramount in addressing the situation while upholding the rights of both the nurse and the patient. A nurse attorney can provide invaluable assistance in navigating the legal intricacies, ensuring a thorough and fair evaluation of the circumstances, and promoting accountability within the nursing profession.

At the time of the incident, she was employed as an RN at Arlington, Texas, and had been in that position for twelve (12) years and five (5) months.

On or about June 6, 2021, while employed as an RN at Arlington, Texas, RN taped the patient’s mouth and hands. Additionally, RN later admitted to using tape on the patient because she was biting and pinching her. RN’s conduct was likely to cause the patient pain and emotional harm.

In response, RN states that she made an error in judgment when she used tape but that she was trying to stop the bleeding from the patient’s catheter while she was shoving and biting her. RN states that she attempted to call for help but no one came to assist.

The above actions constitute 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)&(1)(M) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A), (1)(B),(4),(6)(C)&(6)(H).

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

Always remember that anyone can file a complaint against an RN/LVN with the state board for any reason. When this happens, all complaints need to be taken seriously no matter how trivial or unfounded they may appear. A nurse attorney is someone who can help you defend your license when the state board summons you. Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas RN license attorney. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for the past 16 years and represented over 300 nurses before the Texas BON. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An 24/7 through text or call at (832) 428-5679.