How to protect nursing license

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    Hello, I have found myself the victim of someones malicious vendetta! I hold a RN in the state of Texas. This woman (xwife) of boyfriend has made it her personal goal to try and ruin my career. She has called my employer with false accusations, has made several verbal threats to me and him stating she has called BON with accusations to try and get my license suspended or revoked. She has also gone as far as to call CPS with more false accusations in an effort to try and not only get my kids taken from me but my license. Does anyone know if there is help out there for me or am I just SOL and going to have to let her try and ruin my career?
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    I think I would contact a lawyer.
    Medic2RN, Meriwhen, and poppycat like this.
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    get a lawyer asap. If you are a member of TNA call the Director of Nursing practice also
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    Thanks, what kind of lawyer and what kind of suit would I be trying to file is what I am unsure of? I cant remember from nursing school all the laws and rules out there to protect your license but I was sure there had to be something...
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    Agree - talk to a 'general practice' lawyer. Keep copies of all communication from the whacko. Might be a good idea to invest in a VAR (voice activated recorder) if you think she is going to confront you in person. Sounds like you may have a case for malicious harassment and be able to get a restraining order against her.

    Don't worry, the BON deals with unfounded reports all the time. They know how to identify and deal with whack jobs. But it is a good idea to let them know what is happening.
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    The lawyer may advise you about several different options. I'm not giving you legal advice, but they may include the attorney sending her a strongly-worded letter on office stationery telling her to cease and desist; requesting a protective/restraining order; police report to set the stage for prosecution for harassment, or others. This is why we have attorneys.
    JBudd, KelRN215, poppycat, and 1 other like this.
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    For nursing legal issues, it is important to seek legal counsel from a lawyer experienced in dealing with nursing boards and matters involving nursing regulation. TAANA, The American Association of Nurse Attorneys and NSO Insurance have a referral service for Nurse Attorneys across the country and they may be able to recommend an attorney in your jurisdiction who can help you. Remember, anything you say can and will be used against you. I would NOT put anything in writing without the advice of legal counsel.

    Quote from mtexasrn
    Hello, I have found myself the victim of someones malicious vendetta! I hold a RN in the state of Texas. This woman (xwife) of boyfriend has made it her personal goal to try and ruin my career. She has called my employer with false accusations, has made several verbal threats to me and him stating she has called BON with accusations to try and get my license suspended or revoked. She has also gone as far as to call CPS with more false accusations in an effort to try and not only get my kids taken from me but my license. Does anyone know if there is help out there for me or am I just SOL and going to have to let her try and ruin my career?
    Meriwhen likes this.
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    AND... this is why everyone should have malpractice insurance. Your malpractice coverage will provide you with an attorney at no additional cost to you. This is exactly the kind of thing they do.
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