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Whenever someone filed a complaint against you involving negligence at work, your license could be put in danger if not defended by a nurse attorney. An RN from Houston, Texas is just one of the many examples of nurses who were found to be negligent while on duty. 

At the time of the initial incident, an RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a hospital facility in Victoria, Texas, and had been in that position for one (1) year and two (2) months.

On or about March 2, 2015, through March 7, 2015, while employed as a Registered Nurse, the RN misappropriated 1 mg of Hydromorphone from Patient 1, 10mg of Hydralazine from Patient 2, and 2mg of Hydromorphone from the facility using a fictional patient, or failed to take precautions to prevent the misappropriation of the medications. The RN’s conduct was likely to defraud the facility or patients of the cost of the medications.

On or about March 7, 2015, while employed as a Registered Nurse, the RN entered a fictitious name in the Medication Dispensing System to withdraw one (1) vial of Hydromorphone 2mg/1mL without a valid physician’s order. 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.

On or about March 7, 2015, while employed as a Registered Nurse, the RN may have lacked the fitness to practice nursing in that he stated to a co-worker he had a family history of Alzheimer’s and that perhaps he was experiencing early symptoms, as his memory was failing him. The RN’s condition could have affected his ability to recognize subtle signs, symptoms, or changes in patient’s conditions, and could have affected his ability to make rational, accurate, and appropriate assessments, judgments, and decisions regarding patient care, thereby placing the patients in potential danger.

As a result, the Texas Board of Nursing placed her RN license in disciplinary action. It’s too bad that she failed to hire a nurse attorney for assistance, knowing that she had every reason to defend herself in the first place. Her defense would have gotten better if she actually sought legal consultation from a Texas nurse attorney as well.

So if you’re facing a complaint from the Board, it’s best to seek legal advice first. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is willing to assist every nurse in need of immediate help for nurse licensing cases. To contact him, please dial (832)-428-5679 for a confidential consultation or for more inquiries.