Many nurses are getting suspended or getting their license revoked due to the mistakes they did at work or due to the failure of hiring a nurse attorney for help during their cases. We should always take into consideration the fact that you can never win a case without the help of a skilled nurse attorney. An RN in Austin, Texas is one of the examples of failing to hire the help of legal counsel.
At the time of the initial incident, an RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a hospital in Austin, Texas, and had been in that position for approximately seven (7) months.
On or about August 2, 2018, the RN failed to take precautions to prevent the misappropriation of five (5) Valium 5mg belonging to a patient or the facility thereof, in that she left the medication unattended. The RN was discharging the patient and doing a narcotic count when the RN had a seizure and was transferred to the Emergency Room. Although the initial count for the patient’s Valium was correct, when two (2) other nurses completed the count, five (5) Valium were missing. Additionally, the RN later sent a text message to a coworker requesting they prevent the nurse manager from doing a narcotic count. The RN’s conduct was likely to defraud the facility and patients of the cost of the medication.
In response, the RN states the patient was pending discharge and the House Supervisor took the home medications from the safe. The RN was distracted and the medication was left on the counter of the medication room. During the shift, she had a seizure on the floor. She spoke to a coworker and informed her to do the discharge and to not let the nurse manager do it because she would frown upon the RN completing the discharge early. The text was due to the RN not
signing the home discharge sheet and leaving meds on the counter.
The RN is facing the consequences of her actions. As a result, the Texas Board of Nursing has to take the RN into disciplinary action since the RN has not been able to have a nurse attorney by her side to defend her.
Having a nurse attorney around during the trial of your case can change the outcome of the case you are dealing with. So, if ever you have questions about the Texas Board of Nursing disciplinary process? Contact The Law Office of Nurse Attorney Yong J. An for a confidential consultation by calling or texting 24/7 at (832) 428-5679 and ask for attorney Yong.