It’s best to seek the help of an efficient nurse attorney when facing different complaints and allegations. However, some nurses tend to face these results instead without thinking that nurse attorneys are always reliable for matters such as these.
On or about May 26, 2016, while employed as a Registered Nurse in a hospital in Dallas, the RN lacked fitness to practice nursing in that she admitted to being addicted to Tramadol and believed her practice was impacted by her drug use.
The RN’s condition may have affected her ability to recognize subtle signs, symptoms or changes in patients’ conditions, and could have affected his ability to make rational, accurate, and appropriate assessments, judgments, and decisions regarding patient care, thereby placing the patients in potential danger.
When summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing, the RN states she self-referred to the Texas Peer Assistance Program for Nurses (TPAPN) after admitting to her employer she was addicted to Tramadol. She states she enrolled in TPAPN on June 2, 2016 and has been compliant with all requirements of TPAPN. The RN adds she has undergone both inpatient and outpatient treatment in July and August of 2016.
However, her license was disciplined due to her failure to hire an experience a nurse attorney.
Any RN or LVN should never commit errors or misconduct in work as it may affect their performance, which may lead to further issues to the patients they are taking care of. Additionally, if you ever undergo cases such as this, it’s best to seek the assistance of a good nurse attorney as it could make the case better in your favor. Be sure to find a nurse attorney who’s experienced and knowledgeable in several nurse cases to ensure the best assistance possible.
If you also received a complaint regarding a case filed on you, you should hire a nurse attorney immediately before it’s too late. Texas nurse attorney Yong J. An is one of those dedicated nurse lawyers who helped various nurses in their cases since 2006. You may contact him 24/7 at (832) 428-5679 for more information or if you want to schedule a private consultation.