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LPN Receives Complaint for Patient Abuse and Injury Following CMS Investigation


Primary Issue:
LPN was accused of neglect following a CMS investigation of patient abuse and injury occurring at a state psychiatric hospital.

Benefit of Using Chapman Law Group:
We were retained to assist the LPN in defending against the alleged allegation of patient abuse contained in the formal Administrative Complaint. We obtained the entire CMS file and witness statements, Department of Community Health investigation file, interviews and photographs of the alleged incident. We obtained additional statements from persons present during the incident as well as performance evaluations and assessments. After a thorough review of all the documents and evidence, we prepared the LPN for her second appearance before a Conferee from the Board of Nursing and Attorney General and prepared a complete presentation of the facts and events surrounding the incident.

The Attorney General and Conferee agreed that there was no evidence of a violation of the Public Health Code. The case was dismissed by the Disciplinary Subcommittee of the Board of Nursing.

Area of Law:
Professional Licensing
Nursing License Defense
Administrative Complaints 
LARA Investigations 

Marian Wangler Ratton, R.N.

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