Being a nurse comes with a lot of responsibilities but just one mistake could turn your career upside down. A lot of RNs can’t avoid circumstances of unexpected events but they can avoid further consequences or punishments to happen with the help of a nurse attorney.
At the time of the incident, an RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a medical facility in Carrollton, Texas, and assigned to another facility and had been in that position for one (1) year.
It was on or about January 15, 2020, an RN License was revoked by the Board of Registered Nursing Department of Consumer Affairs. The revocation immediately stayed and the RN was placed on probation for a period of 3 years. A copy of the order dated January 15, 2020, is attached and incorporated by reference as part of this pleading. This is due to the violation made by the RN in which she admitted the actions she had done.
In response, the RN states that she retrieved four Clonazepam because she thought that is what was ordered. The RN states she sat down where the computers were located and then scanned in the medications. At this point she realized she retrieved more medication than the order because the MAR showed an “X” which meant too much medication. She states the Pyxis was occupied by another nurse and she decided to wait until they were done getting their medication to go back and waste. She ended up putting the medication in her pocket thinking she would remember to go back to the Pyxis after she gave the patient their other medications, however, she forgot and took the medications home. The RN states she did not realize she had the medications at home until her supervisor asked her about them. The RN states she admitted she took them home but one was missing.
The result was stated above that the RN’s license was revoked due to the mistake that she had done. The revocation would have never taken place if only the RN had hired a nurse attorney who can help defend her against the case and could have resulted in a positive outcome.
This is why every nurse should be knowledgeable on how to protect themselves from any complaints and accusation cases that will be filed against them. An experienced nurse attorney at that will surely help a lot of RNs and LVNs.
Do you have questions about the Texas Board of Nursing disciplinary process? Contact The Law Office of Nurse Attorney Yong J. An for a confidential consultation by calling or texting 24/7 at (832) 428-5679 and ask for attorney Yong.