A Nurse can face a lot of accusations, allegation cases, or complaints cases and they will face the Texas Board of Nursing to formally follow procedures. But if a nurse is experiencing such circumstances with numerous accusations or allegations, a nurse attorney can be their defense and can assist them in dealing with the cases they are facing.

At the time of the incident, an RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a hospital in Conroe, Texas, and had been in that position for three (3) months.

On or about February 8, 2020, and February 12, 2020, the RN withdrew Morphine and Hydromorphone from that medication dispensing system of two patients but failed to document or completely and accurately document the administration of the medication in the patients’ Medication Administration Record and/or nurses notes. The RN’s conduct was likely to injure the patients, in that subsequent caregivers would rely on her documentation to further medicate the patients, which could result in an overdose. Additionally, the RN’s conduct placed the hospital in violation of Chapter 481 (Controlled Substances Act) of the Texas Health and Safety Code.

On or about February 8, 2020, and February 12, 2020, the RN again withdrew Morphine and Hydromorphone from the medication dispensing system of the two patients but failed to follow the facility’s policy and procedure for wastage of the unused portions of the medication. 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.

Then on or about February 8, 2020, and February 12, 2020, the RN misappropriated Morphine and Hydromorphone belonging to the facility and patients thereof or failed to take precautions to prevent such misappropriation. The RN’s conduct was likely to defraud the facility and patients thereof of the cost of the medications.

On or about February 14, 2020, the RN exhibited drug-seeking behavior when she was found with an emesis bag that contained a light pink/clear odorless liquid and quickly threw it in a biohazard bin.
The RN’s condition could have affected her ability to recognize subtle signs, symptoms, or changes in patient’s conditions, and could have affected her ability to make rational, accurate, and appropriate assessments, judgments, and decisions regarding patient care, thereby placing the patients in potential danger.

Lastly, was on or about February 14, 2020, the RN submitted a specimen for a for-cause drug screen that came back positive for cocaine. Possession of cocaine is prohibited by Chapter 481 (Controlled Substances Act) of the Texas Health & Safety Code. The use of cocaine by a Nurse, while subject to call or duty, could impair the nurse’s ability to recognize subtle signs, symptoms, or changes in a 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 a patient in potential danger.

In response to the above incidents, the RN neither admits nor denies the allegations. Because of the incidents mentioned above, the Texas Board of Nursing decided to put the RN into the discipline as a result of her actions. But she failed to hire a good nurse attorney for the case, which is why her defense was not matched with the evidence that the Board possesses.

A good nurse attorney is always the best line of defense for these cases. This is the reason why Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is dedicated to helping those nurses in need to settle their cases. For a private consultation and other inquiries, it’s best to contact him for assistance by dialing (832)-428-5679.