It’s best to seek the help of a nurse attorney when facing charges. However, some nurses tend to face these results instead without thinking that nurse attorneys are always reliable for matters such as these.

This is what happened to a certain RN in Houston, Texas in 2010. During the time of the initial incident, she was employed in a healthcare facility in Houston and had been in the position for eight years already.

On or about September 28, 2010, through October 9, 2010, the RN withdrew Hydrocodone from the Pyxis medication dispensing system for patients but failed to follow the policy and procedure for the wastage of the medication. She also misappropriated Hydrocodone belonging to the facility and patients thereof or failed to take precautions to prevent such misappropriation.

Her conduct was likely to deceive the hospital pharmacy and placed them in violation of Chapter 481 of the Texas Health and Safety Code (Controlled Substances Act). She was likely to defraud the facility and patients of the cost of the medications.

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 evidence was 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 nurse attorney 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.