I recently went through a patient making false allegations against me. The patient reported that I physically abused them by pulling them out of bed which then caused them to have chest pain. This patient didn't report this until 2 days after the fact and then proceeds to tell everyone that will listen. I by no means ever touched this patient in any physical threatening way. I was placed on administrative leave so they can investigate it. I was found by the hospital to be not guilty and was allowed back to work. I understand the patient has the right to report whatever they want, but to go so far as to make false allegations is just wrong! Every nurse at my hosptial now knows what has happened since the patient felt the need to tell everyone and their brother! I typed out my side of the story, and my co-workers know that I would NEVER have done such a thing. Now I constantly worry about the state coming in and questioning me on something that never happened. I have been told by so many people that I need to seek an attorney, due to this patient already seeking one. I feel as if it is this patients word against mine. This patient has a long psych history and takes valium on a regular occurance. I have not been able to sleep and it's been over a month. There has to be something that protects our license from patients making false allegations. Please help!