Accusations are stressful issues for an RN or LVN, except when a nurse attorney assists you against the case. The Texas Board of Nurses is responsible for all hearings against RNs and LVNs undergoing a case that may revoke suspend or only discipline their license. Take note that nurse attorneys can also defend a nurse’s license against accusations.
This is the story of an LVN who has been charged for alleged medical negligence, medical abuse, and malpractices.
On or about July 30, 2017, while employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse in a medical facility in Arlington, the LVN misappropriated a triplicate prescription for fifty (50) tablets of Norco 10/325 from a patient. Subsequently, the LVN’s husband filled the prescription at a local pharmacy.
The LVN’s conduct was likely to deceive the pharmacy and possession of Norco through use of an unauthorized prescription is prohibited by Chapter 481 of the Texas Health and Safety Code (Controlled Substances Act).
When summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing, the RN states she is actively in recovery for an addiction to Norco and is currently sober and working her program.
However, without the proper help from a good defense attorney, the LVN lost the case and she was disciplined and suspended.
The Texas Board of Nursing then subjected the LVN and her license into disciplinary action. The accusation would have been defended by an experienced and skilled nurse attorney, had the LVN hired one. Hiring a nurse attorney for defense is applicable for any kind of accusation laid against an RN or LVN.
For more details and to schedule a confidential consultation, you must approach one of the most experienced nurse attorneys in Texas, Yong J. An. He has assisted numerous nursing license cases since 2006. You may contact him by dialing (832)-428-5679 if you wish to learn more information should you undergo accusations or any other case that may affect your license.