Losing your license may greatly affect your future career, but only if you failed to hire a nurse attorney for the case. There are some RNs and LVNs who missed their chances to get their license saved from any sanction or even in revocation just because they weren’t able to hire any nurse attorney to defend them. This RN from Fredericksburg, Texas happens to be one of them.
At the time of the incident, an RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a hospital in Plano, Texas, and had been in that position for two (2) years.
It was on or about January 6, 2019, the RN was found unresponsive in her home with three (3)
medication bottles, with the patients’ names, marked over, on her nightstand. The RN was subsequently transported to the hospital for further treatment. Additionally, law enforcement determined one (1) of the medication bottles to be Methadone and belonged to one (1) of the RN’s former patients. The RN’s condition could have affected her ability to recognize subtle signs, symptoms, or changes in the patient’s conditions, and could have affected her ability to make more rational, accurate, and appropriate assessments, and judgments. Additionally, the RN’s conduct was likely to defraud the patients of the cost of the medications.
In response, the RN states that on January 6, 2019, she was treated by emergency medical services for shallow breathing, low heart rate, and unresponsiveness, and was transported to a facility for several hours and then subsequently transported to another facility for further treatment. The RN relates she does not recall the events that took place leading up to January 6, 2019.
The Board finds that there exists a serious risk to public health and safety as a result of the RN’s conduct and her condition that could have affected her ability and as being a nurse that provides care to patients.
The Texas Board of Nursing subjected the LVN and her license to disciplinary action. The assistance of a nurse attorney could have helped the case become better for the RN. So if you ever encounter such an issue, it’s best to contact Nurse Attorney Yong J. An at (832) 428-5679 for a confidential consultation.