Losing your license may greatly affect your future career, but only if you failed to hire a nurse attorney for your 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 properly defend them.
This RN from Houston, Texas happens to be one of them. On or about November 7, 2013, while employed as a Registered Nurse in a medical facility in Houston, the RN withdrew Tylenol #3, Dilaudid 2mg, Morphine 15mg, Norco 10/325mg, Zolpidem Tartrate 5mg, and Xanax 0.5mg from the medication dispensing system for patients in excess frequency/dosage of the physician’s order. Her conduct was likely to injure the patients in that the administration of the Tylenol #3, Dilaudid, Morphine, Norco, Zolpidem Tartrate and Xanax in excess frequency and/or dosage of the physician’s order could result in the patients suffering from adverse reactions. Additionally, her conduct placed the hospital in violation of Chapter 481 (Controlled Substances Act) of the Texas Health and Safety Code.
On or about May 31, 2016, the RN obtained Alprazolam 1mg and Permethrin Cream 5% from Meadowbrook Pharmacy, Fort Worth, Texas, through the use of an unauthorized prescription, using the name and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agent. Her conduct was likely to deceive the pharmacy and possession of Alprazolam through use of an unauthorized prescription is prohibited by Chapter 481 of the Texas Health and Safety Code (Controlled Substances Act).
The RN was given the chance to defend herself and denied all the accusations and cases filed against her. However, without enough evidence to support her case and a nurse attorney to help her, she was discipline. Thus, the Texas Board of Nursing subjected her license for revocation.
Because of this, the RN has been subjected to discipline.
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.