Drug abuse has been a signature specialty of a nurse attorney when handling cases for some nurses. However, some nurses tend to forget this fact because they really felt like they should be responsible even if they never intended to commit such an error.
One such incident occurred on or about December 11, 2019, to an LVN in New Braunfels. At the time of the incident, the LVN was employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse in a medical facility in New Braunfels and had been in that position for one year and five months.
On or about December 11, 2019, the LVN misappropriated thirty (30) tablets of Zofran belonging to the facility and patients thereof or failed to take precautions to prevent such misappropriation. Furthermore, the LVN admitted she had taken the tablets from a patient who had expired. Her conduct was likely to defraud the facility and patients thereof of the cost of the medications.
This issue was filed as a complaint and sent to the Texas Board of Nursing. The Texas Board of Nursing has full jurisdiction in all cases that may affect the status of an RN or LVN’s license in the future. But they advise nurses to attend a hearing first before placing the sentence, which the RN attended for her career’s security.
During the hearing, the LVN states there were only ten tablets in the card and that she took the patient’s name off the medication card to prevent any violations. The LVN relates she was not feeling well and later went to see her doctor.
As a result, the Texas Board of Nursing placed her license to disciplinary action. It’s too bad that she failed to hire a nurse attorney for assistance, knowing that she had every reason to defend herself in the first place. Her defense would have gotten better if she actually sought legal consultation from a New Braunfels nurse attorney as well.
So if you’re facing a complaint from the Board, it’s best to seek legal advice first. New Braunfels Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is willing to assist every nurse in need of immediate help for nurse licensing cases. To contact him, please dial (832)-428-5679 for a confidential consultation or for more inquiries.