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Nurses can be charged for inaccurate documentation and misappropriating medications or for even ingesting medication that is intended only for the patients. This can put you in a very difficult situation wherein the help of a nurse attorney is needed.

At the time of the initial incident, an RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a hospital in Corpus Christi, Texas, and had been in that position for two (2) months.

On or about January 24, 2019, the RN misappropriated Tramadol from a patient for personal use. Subsequently, the RN admitted to taking the Tramadol pills from a patient. The RN’s conduct was likely to defraud the patient of the cost of the medication.

On or about August 20, 2019, through August 21, 2019, the RN withdrew Hydrocodone for a patient but failed to document, or accurately and completely document, the administration of the medications in the patients’ Medication Administration Record (MAR) and/or Nurse’s Notes. RN’s conduct created inaccurate medical records and 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. Furthermore, the RN’s conduct placed the hospital in violation of Chapter 481 (Controlled Substances Act) of the Texas Health and Safety Code.

As a result, due to the incident; the Texas Board of Nursing had placed the RN into disciplinary action. This had to happen as the RN had failed to hire a nurse attorney as a legal counsel before facing the Board. This could have led to a different outcome if only the RN consulted and hire a nurse attorney.

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 have 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.