Accusations at work are one of the cases that a Dallas nurse attorney can resolve. These professionals can guarantee their clients that any false accusations against them can be denied by the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) once you hire them for assistance.
At the time of the initial incident, an RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a hospital in Harlingen, Texas, and had been in that position for one (1) year and two (2) months.
On or about May 13, 2020, while employed, the RN failed to follow the facility’s policy and procedure regarding wastage of unused portions of medications in that half-used vials of morphine and unopened vials of lidocaine were found in her personal locker. 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 Idealth and Safety Code.
In response, the RN states she discovered Morphine in her pocket that she’d forgotten to waste. The RN was scheduled to start back on her regular schedule the following week, and since everyone had left, she thought she’d just lock it in her locker until Wednesday when the nurse came in. According to the RN, the following Tuesday, while in the locker room, the morphine fell out when she was putting her things in the locker. The RN states she was called in and was walked to the locker and that’s when she noticed the other morphine bottles and the local. The RN states she was so embarrassed and ashamed, not to mention mortified at how it must’ve looked, and told them she had simply forgotten to waste the meds. The RN adds it »vas a simple inexcusable “out of sight, out of mind” situation and that although it was irresponsible. it wasn’t intentional at all.
The Texas Board of Nursing gave the RN the chance to defend herself. However, she was not able to provide a good defense for herself, especially when the evidence was brought up to her. Therefore, the Board placed her RN license to disciplinary action instead.
If you are summoned to appear before a licensing board regarding a disciplinary incident, you will need an experienced nurse attorney who knows how to handle nurse cases.
Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is a Texas nurse licensed defense lawyer that has a proven track record. He has over 16 years of experience handling Texas BON disciplinary action cases and has helped protect the license of numerous nurses in Texas. For a confidential consultation, call or text him at (832) 428-5679.