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.
On or about January 1, 2014, through January 22, 2014, while employed as LVN in a hospital in Houston, the LVN misappropriated Hydromorphone HCL 2mg belonging to the facility or patients thereof or failed to take precautions to prevent such misappropriation. Additionally, she was observed removing a sharps container and returning it with only half the container full. Her conduct was likely to defraud the patient of the cost of the medication and is a violation of Chapter 481 of the Texas Health and Safety Code (Controlled Substances Act).
On or about January 22, 2014, the LVN removed two vials of Hydromorphone HCL 2mg from the Pyxis for a patient in an excess dosage of the physician’s orders. Her conduct was likely to injure the patients in that the administration of medication in excess frequency/dosage of the physician’s order could result in the patient suffering adverse reactions. Additionally, her conduct placed the hospital in violation of Chapter 481 (Controlled Substances Act) of the Texas Health and Safety Code.
The LVN was summoned before the Board to defend against the case. But 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.