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Every nurse if an RN or an LVN has the right to hire a nurse attorney for the defense. Being a nurse is a noble profession and rewarding, too especially when you’re doing your job right. There are some nurses that tend to do mistakes and neglect to follow hospital protocols step by step due to stress or due to exhaustion.

An ex-nurse in Odessa was charged with criminally negligent homicide and delivery of a dangerous drug. According to the news report by, the ex-nurse took the drugs from the hospital without permission.

Here is their story.

Investigators say back in September, Marquez gave an unidentified Andrews woman a dose of a “dangerous drug.” The woman passed out a short time later.

The Paramedics and Andrews police were notified and when they arrived, they say they tried to revive the woman.

Police say they weren’t able to revive her and she was pronounced dead at Permian Regional Medical Center. The medical examiner said the autopsy showed she died from anaphylactic shock. Police say they arrested Marquez on Feb. 28. She was later released on a $50,000 bond.

“When we first became aware of an incident that occurred outside of our hospital that involved an employee and a non-patient, we immediately met with the employee and decided to sever ties,” an ORMC spokesperson said in a statement.”

Read the full news here.

Notwithstanding the new norm created by this pandemic, it is not a hidden secret that the nursing community is also facing some long-understood truths, that is nurses are underpaid, undervalued, and sometimes treated as expendable. But this doesn’t remove the nurse’s will to help treat their patients the best they can.

However, because of the exhaustion, this pandemic is giving to the nursing community, some nurses may accidentally fail to do their work nicely. Because of this, they may face a disciplinary hearing by the Texas Board of Nursing.

If you are a Nurse in Odessa who is currently facing any disciplinary issues before the Texas Board of Nursing, please contact Odessa nurse attorney Yong J. An, call or text at 832 428 5679 or Mr. An has represented over 100 nurses before the Texas Board of Nursing since 2006.