The work that nurses do is often unappreciated. And sometimes, a bit of negligence could lead to a more serious scenario such as filing a suit against them. If this happens to an RN, they should know how to protect and defend themselves. If not properly defended by a nurse attorney, their license could even be suspended or revoked. R191067N0287
On or about September 22, 2018, while employed as a Registered Nurse in a medical facility in Dallas, Texas, the RN allegedly exceeded her scope of authorized practice by initiating intravenous (IV) access to former coworkers, who were not patients at the time, with misappropriated IV infusion products and without a physician’s orders.
The RN’s conduct was likely to injure his former coworkers in that the administration of medications without a valid physician’s order could result in the former coworkers suffering from adverse reactions.
Additionally, the RN’s conduct was likely to defraud the facility and patients, thereof, of the cost of the medications and supplies.
In response to the incident, the RN states that she accepts the conduct as alleged and is remorseful for choosing to do so. The RN further states that she did initiate the access sites, but did not administer any fluids. She states that this particular incident was a poor choice made during a momentary lapse of judgment.
However, without the proper help from a good defense nurse attorney, the RN lost the case and she was disciplined and suspended.
The Texas Board of Nursing then subjected the RN and her license into disciplinary action. The accusation would have been defended by an experienced and skilled nurse attorney, had the RN hired one. Hiring a nurse attorney for defense is applicable for any kind of accusation laid against an RN or LVN.
Attorney Yong J. An is a Texas nurse license 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.