The work that nurses do is often unappreciated. And sometimes, a bit of negligence could lead to a more serious scenario such as filing a suit against them. If this happens to an RN, they should know how to protect and defend themselves. If not properly defended by a nurse attorney, their license could even be suspended or revoked.
On or about March 5, 2019, while employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse in a hospital in Houston, the LVN failed to take precaution to secure sixty (60) tabs of Clonazepam .5mg belonging to the facility and patients in that she left the medication unattended on her desk and it was later found to be missing. In addition, the LVN admitted to failing the facility’s procedure in the handling of a controlled substance. The LVN’s conduct was likely to defraud the facility and patients thereof of the cost of the medications.
On the same day, the LVN also failed to report that sixty (60) tabs of Clonazepam .5mg had been taken from her desk. The discrepancy was not discovered for three (3) days. Her conduct was likely to injure patients in that it created an unsafe environment.
On or about March 8, 2019, the LVN submitted a specimen for drug screening that showed negative results. In addition, management did not suspect the LVN of misappropriation.
Because of the incident, the RN was disciplined and suspended by the Board of Nursing. During the hearing, the LVN admits to leaving the medication unattended.
The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) is the government agency that has jurisdiction to hear and decide administrative cases involving RN and LVN license. The Board has the power to suspend and/or revoke the nurse license. It is also the agency that is responsible for overseeing the practice of professional nursing all over the State of Texas.
The Texas Board of Nursing decided to revoke her license as a result of her actions. It’s because she failed to hire a good criminal nurse attorney for the case, which is why her defense was not matched with the evidence that the Board possesses.
A good nurse attorney is always the best line of defense for these cases. This is the reason why Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is dedicated to helping those nurses in need to settle their cases. For a private consultation and other inquiries, it’s best to contact him for assistance by dialing (832)-428-5679.