Losing your license may greatly affect your future career, but only if you failed to hire a nurse attorney for the case. There are some RNs and LVNs who missed their chances to get their license saved from revocation just because they weren’t able to hire any nurse attorney to defend them.
It was on or about November 25, 2017, an RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a hospital in Arlington, Texas, the RN withdrew three (3) syringes of Hydromorphone from the medication dispensing system for patients but failed to follow the facility’s policy and procedure for wastage of the unused portions of the medications. The RN’s conduct left medications unaccounted for, was likely to deceive the hospital pharmacy, and placed the pharmacy in violation of Chapter 481 (Controlled Substances Act) of the Texas Health and Safety Code.
And on or about November 25, 2017, the RN misappropriated one (1) syringe of Hydromorphone 2mg to a patient, one (1) syringe of Hydromorphone 2mg to the second (2nd) patient, and one (1) syringe of Hydromorphone 2mg to the third (3rd) patient, or failed to take precautions to prevent such misappropriation. The RN’s conduct was likely to defraud the facility and patients of the cost of the medications.
IN response to the incidents above, the RN states that she left work after getting sick and was unable to return to the pyxis to waste medications. The RN states that she told the head nurse that medications needed to be wasted or returned and she assumed it was taken care of.
Unfortunately, without the lack of an effective nurse attorney to defend her case, the Texas Board of Nursing decided to take disciplinary action against the RN.
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.