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Head nurse in Washington suspended following numerous sex abuse cases

A 12-month license suspension was imposed on a former nursing home director who is under investigation for multiple sexually abusive acts that occurred between residents with dementia on her watch, a report of komonews.com stated on September 20.

Reports said Marilee Mellon was suspended from her position at the Cashmere Convalescent Center over allegations that dementia patients were sexually abused inside the facility. The nursing home was investigated last year due to numerous complaints coming from families that sexual abuses between dementia patients were not reported. The suspension penalty occurred after an investigation found Mellon was negligent about reporting such incidents.

Nursing license suspension is difficult, especially if your family heavily relies on your income. However, if you believe a suspension is likely to happen, a lawyer may be able to help you prevent it. Speak with an attorney from the Leichter Law Firm PC today in Austin by calling (512) 495-9995 to learn more about your license defense options.


Florida nurse suspended after facing sex charge

A Florida male nurse working at children’s hospital was recently suspended after he was allegedly inappropriately touching a teenager, an article of News 4 JAX reported.

Reports said the suspension of Seth Michael Branch, 33, was ordered by the Wolfson Children’s Hospital while police conduct their investigation. Branch was taken into custody last week and was charged with “unlawful intercourse” involving a minor. Branch underwent interrogation after his alleged victim talked to him on the line while authorities were secretly listening. Police confirmed that the victim, whose name was not disclosed, was not a patient of the hospital where Branch was working as a nurse. The children’s hospital stated that they are taking the issue seriously and are committed to protect the welfare of their clients.

Nurses who are suspended from their jobs often find it hard to support the everyday financial needs of their families. However, if you believe that you are being threatened with nursing license suspension in Austin, the legal team at the Leichter Law Firm PC may represent you. Find out how we may possibly defend your license today by calling (512) 495-9995.


Iowa nurse’s license suspended indefinitely

An indefinite license suspension was recently ordered for a Mason City registered nurse after he allegedly committed unethical practices, the Globe Gazette reported on June 17.

According to reports, 35-year-old nurse Zachariah Jonathan Davis has been convicted of several criminal charges, including counts of domestic violence that he committed in 2013. Records also showed that Davis was convicted in 2014 of drunken driving that resulted in injury. As authorized by the Iowa Code, the state’s Board of Nursing is suspending the licenses of nurses who have been convicted of a crime that may interfere with their position. In the case of Davis, the Board ruled out that his violent nature has violated their code of conduct. Davis is scheduled to appear in a hearing with the nursing board in March.

If your nursing license is being threatened with suspension in Austin, the legal team of the Leichter Law Firm may work on behalf of your rights and the future of your career. Find out how we may help you prevent your suspension today by calling 512-495-9995.


Ontario nurse suspended for allegedly prying into hundreds of patients’ records

A female nurse in Ontario, Canada was recently suspended after she was accused of prying into the medical records of at least 338 patients, thestar.com reported on May 5.

Reports revealed that 42-year-old Marcella Calvano had her nursing license suspended for three months after she pleaded guilty to “professional misconduct” in a hearing conducted at the College of Nurses of Ontario. Calvano reportedly admitted that she peered into the medical records of patients with the Sault Area Hospital between 2011 and 2012. Documents revealed that the medical records that the patients whose privacy law has been violated were not under the care of Calvano. Calvano, who was forced to resign from her work, expressed apologies for the misconduct she committed.

Nurses depend on their licenses in order to support their livelihood and their families. If you believe your nursing license is being threatened with suspension, the Austin legal team at the Leichter Law Firm PC may work to defend your license. Find out how we may diligently work to defend your license today by calling 512-495-9995.


Maxim Healthcare nurse suspended after death of young patient

A registered nurse in King County was recently suspended after a boy patient with Down syndrome who was under his care died, the Seattle Times reported on March 26.

Reports said Fernando Enrique Nunez-Mesta is facing negligence-related charges after the 3-year-old boy he was taking care of died last November 17, although no criminal charges have been filed. The allegations assert that Nunez-Mesta improperly operated a breathing machine used by the boy and turned off the alarm system that would have alerted nurses to his respiratory failure.

Investigations revealed that Nunez-Mesta was unfamiliar with the breathing apparatus and struggled with the correct way to administer CPR. The nurse’ employer Maxim Healthcare stated that they are cooperating with authorities in investigating the case. Nunez-Mesta has been given 20 days to appeal his suspension and the charges filed against him.

As a nurse, facing license suspension is difficult, as it is a source of livelihood needed to support you and your family. However, if your license is being threatened with suspension, working with a skilled lawyer could be critical to your future. Find out how the Austin lawyers at the Leichter Law Firm PC may defend your nursing license today by calling us at (512) 495-9995.


Medina County nurse’ license suspended

The Ohio Board of Nursing temporarily suspended the license of a female nurse in Medina after she was accused of stealing medicine from several patients, an article by The Medina Gazette reported on January 22.

According to reports, 34-year-old Sarah Copley was charged late last year over suspicion that she stole strong medications from at least eight female patients inside a nursing facility. Investigator Tadd Davis revealed that Copley obtained strong painkillers from doctors whose patients were suffering from continuous pain. Copley managed to seize over 5,000 pills, Davis also revealed. Early this year, Copley pleaded not guilty to the charges and was discharged without posting a bond. The nursing board may permanently suspend Copley’s license if found guilty of the charges.

As a nurse, having your professional license suspended can be devastating, especially if you believe that you are innocent of the charges brought against you. Fortunately, you do not have to face this situation alone. The nursing license defense team at the Leichter Law Firm PC may fight to protect your rights and interests. Find out how we may defend your license today by calling (512) 495-9995.


Pierce County nurse license suspended over sexual misbehavior

A nurse practicing in Pierce County was recently suspended after evidence was found that he engaged in sexual misconduct with a patient receiving in-home care from his wife, KIRO 7 Eyewitness News reported on August 14.

According to the Washington Department of Health, Michael Van Kirk was suspected of having intercourse with a vulnerable adult patient on several occasions. The nurse was given 20 days to schedule a hearing to dispute his suspension and the charge filed against him.

Sometimes, authorities are over-zealous when suspending the licenses nurses and other professionals. However, the attorneys at the Leichter Law Firm PC understand that these individuals depend on their wages and wish to maintain a good reputation in their professional fields. If you are facing license suspension as a nurse or another professional, it is critical that you enlist an experienced license defense lawyer who will fight to get your license back. Learn how the Austin legal team at the Leichter Law Firm PC, may advocate for you today by calling (512) 495-9995.


Nurse fired, loses license for working while intoxicated

A female nurse was fired from her work in Muncie, Indiana for showing up intoxicated and had her license revoked for several offenses, IndyStar reported on July 9.

Reports said registered nurse Linda Bullinger, 55, was fired from her work last March at Parkview Nursing Center after she was found to be drunk while on duty. Bullinger’s blood alcohol level at the time was 0.258 percent. The Indiana Board of Nursing revoked Bullinger’s license due to her work history on at least three nursing homes where she was fired for working while intoxicated. It was also discovered that she continually failed to report previous infractions and employment termination.

The lawyers at the Leichter Law Firm PC work for Austin nurses who have had their licenses revoked. If this has happened to you, we may help you get you back your license to continue your career as a nurse. Find out how we may defend your license today by calling (512) 495-9995.