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When someone filed a complaint against you, your license could be put in danger if not defended by a nurse attorney.

An RN in Vernon is an example of this.

At the time of the incident, the RN was employed as a Registered Nurse in a medical facility in Vernon and had been in that position for two years and nine months.

On or about October 9, 2018, while employed as a Registered Nurse in Vernon and responding to a request to assist on the Adolescent Forensic Program Unit with a patient, the RN failed to intervene when the client was placed in physical restraint although the client was not a danger to herself or others at the time.

The RN failed to intervene when, during restraint application, staff repeatedly jerked and pulled on the client’s arms and legs in a manner that was likely to injure the client. She also failed to intervene when during a restraint application, staff pulled and lifted the client by her shirt and shirt sleeve, exposing the client’s left breast. The client, who was diagnosed with Intermittent Explosive Disorder and Major Depressive Disorder with Psychotic Features, struggled for about ten minutes with more than ten staff members before being secured in the restraint chair.

Also, the RN failed to ensure other clients were removed from the area prior to staff attempting to place the client in restraint, and subsequently, two other clients became involved in the physical altercation during restraint application. The RN’s conduct was likely to injure the client due to inappropriate use of physical restraint, and inappropriate application of physical restraint.

The Texas Board of Nursing is the one who has full jurisdiction on cases involving RNs and LVNs. Therefore, the LVN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to explain her side.

In response to the incident, the RN states she did not intentionally or knowingly engage in any conduct that physically abused the patient. She states she was called to assist in an emergency restraint that was already in progress, of a patient who had just attacked another staff member. The RN states she assisted staff per her job duties; she complied with all required regulations as she understood them in assisting in an ’emergency’ restraint of a patient on the unit, in order to secure the safety of patients and staff.

However, the RN failed to hire an effective nurse attorney to help her with her case. Because of this, the Texas Board of Nursing suspended and disciplined the RN.

Do not fret if you find yourself in a similar situation as that of the RN mentioned above. All you need to do is to find the right nurse attorney who can help you in the case. Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas nurse attorney. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An and text or call attorney Yong 24/7 at (832) 428-4579