It’s best to seek the help of a 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 January 19, 2016, through January 29, 2016, while employed as LVN in a medical facility in San Antonio, the LVN withdrew one (1) injectable of Hydromorphone 2mg, three (3) syringes of Morphine Sulfate 4mg, and one (1) ampule of Fentanyl 100mcg from the med dispense system for patients without a physician’s order. Her conduct was likely to injure patients, in that the administration of the medications without a valid physician’s order could result in the patient suffering from actions, and her conduct placed the hospital in violation of Chapter 481 (Controlled Substances Act) of the Texas Health and Safety Code.
On or about January 20, 2016, and January 29, 2016, the same LVN again withdrew two (2) syringes of Morphine 4mg and one (1) ampule of Fentanyl 100mcg from the med dispense system for patients, but failed to document and/or completely and accurately document the administration of the medications in the patient’s Medication Administration Record (MAR). Her conduct was likely to injure patients, in that subsequent caregivers would rely on her documentation to further medicate the patients which could result in an overdose.
Additionally, her conduct placed the hospital in violation of Chapter 481 (Controlled Substances Act) of the Texas Health and Safety Code.
The Texas Board of Nursing sent a letter to the LVN regarding the issue so then she can have the chance to defend herself.
However, she was not able to provide a good defense for herself. Therefore, the Board placed her LVN license to a disciplinary action instead.
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.