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You may get your career secured through the means of a nurse attorney who can fully assist you when handling nurse-related cases. The Texas Board of Nursing may be quite strict in handling incidents regarding drug screening, but that does not mean that they are unforgiving. The help of a proper nurse attorney may save your career from possible suspension or revocation due to a positive drug screening result.

An RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a hospital in Edinburg, Texas, and had been in that position for two (2) years and one (1) month.

On or about August 14, 2018, an RN failed to ensure that the anticoagulant for the patient was connected to the patient’s primary intravenous catheter and was infusing at the time she initiated the anticoagulant bolus and infusion, per the physician’s request, during the Cath Lab procedure. The RN later answered in the affirmative when the physician inquired if the medications were being administered to the patient. Subsequently, the patient experienced cardiac arrest due to lack of anticoagulation during the procedure and died. The RN’s conduct contributed to the death of the patient, due to insufficient medications administered during the procedure.

As a result and because the RN was not able to provide enough evidence to justify her case, the Texas Board of Nursing disciplined her license. Additionally, she failed to hire a nurse attorney for assistance, causing her to lose her RN license.

The Texas Board of Nursing is the one who has full jurisdiction over RNs and LVNs facing any charges related to their duties. Therefore, they have the right to discipline every RN who was found guilty of negligence, misbehavior, or any misconduct complaints about them.

Losing your LVN or RN license can compromise your career. However, a skilled nurse attorney can greatly help you in major cases such as this. For assistance regarding your nurse license case, it’s best to contact Nurse Attorney Yong J. An by contacting him at (832) 428-5679.