One of the most common disciplinary issues among nurses in Fort Worth, Texas is illegal drug use. This is the main reason why Fort Worth nurse lawyers are required to engage in the nurse license defense before the Texas Board of Nursing.

This is what happened to a certain LVN from Fort Worth Texas in March 2018. During the time of the initial incident, the LVN was employed in a medical center in Fort Worth and had been in the position for two years.

The first incident happened when the LVN engaged in the intemperate use of a drug called Demerol. Possession of this drug is prohibited by Chapter 481 of the Texas Health & Safety Code (Controlled Substances Act). The use of Demerol by a LVN while on duty could impair the nurse’s ability to recognize symptoms or changes in the patient’s condition, and could impair the nurse’s ability to make rational, accurate, and appropriate assessments, judgments, and decisions regarding patient care, thereby placing the patient in potential danger.

The second incident happened when the LVN misappropriated the drug Demerol belonging to the facility. The RN admitted to the misappropriation and the facility turned the case over to the Austin Police. On March 15, 2012, the RN was arrested for the offense of Fraud to Obtain a Controlled Substance which is a second degree felony.

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 drug screening results were brought up to her. Therefore, the Board placed her RN license to a disciplinary action instead.

If you also received a letter from the Texas Board of Nursing regarding a case or complaint filed on you, you should hire a Fort Worth nurse lawyers immediately before it’s too late. Texas nurse attorney Yong J. An is one of those dedicated nurse lawyers who helped various nurses in their cases since 2006. You may contact him 24/7 at (832) 428-5679 for more information or if you want to schedule a private consultation.