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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.

On August 13, 2016, while employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse in a medical facility in El Paso, Texas, the LVN sent the medication bag of a residential home with the patient. The error was caught before the resident took the wrong medications. Her conduct exposed the resident to a risk of harm from availability to medications that were not ordered for them.

On December 18, 2016, while employed in the same medical facility, the LVN administered Hydrocodone, a discontinued narcotic, to a patient. Her conduct exposed the resident to a risk of harm from the administration of extra doses of medication without a physician’s order.

The LVN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to defend herself. She states that she did accidentally send out the wrong medication bag with a patient. She states that she failed to properly follow policy and verify the entire name of the patient and the patients in this situation had the same last name. She states he notified supervisors at the time of the incident.

The LVN further states that on December 18, 2016, the power was going on and off through her shift. She states that the patient asked for Hydrocodone with a complaint of knee pain. She reports that she went to the laptop and saw an order for the Hydrocodone and the power went out again at this time. The LVN states she administered the Hydrocodone as able to log back onto the computer system, she states that order had expired. The LVN states that she immediately called and reported the error.

Any nurse who faces any cases they wish to deny should hire a nurse attorney to strengthen their defense. Professionals help can provide a better form of defense against the Texas Board of Nursing as an RN or LVN faces an accusation of any criminal charge they never committed. This is just one of the many cases the mentioned LVN from El Paso should have known had she only hired a nurse attorney to help her.

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.