Whenever someone filed a criminal complaint against you, your license could be put in danger if not defended by a criminal nurse attorney. An RN from Houston, Texas is just one of the many examples of nurses who have been disciplined by the Texas Board of Nursing.
A Houston RN has had her license restricted after possibly clogging toilets at one hospital with syringes and definitely swapping pain medication for saline at another.
The health department dropped an Emergency Restriction Order (ERO) on the RN’s license after charging her with one count of obtaining a controlled substance.
According to the accusations, the RN was giving patients “far more” IVs of morphine, hydromorphone, and oxycodone than her peers working with similar patients.
And there was a December 2017 incident, when maintenance workers had to deal with a clogged toilet in a nurses-only area during the RN’s shift. The problem wasn’t gastrointestinal, but syringes.
The RN told investigators she’d heard about the toilet, but pleaded ignorance. She explained away her IV usage with patients as the patients prefer the IV and it has a faster effect. Besides, she said, since a serious car accident in 2015, she’d been prescribed pain pills monthly and never use them all. She doesn’t need to swipe pain drugs.
But investigators were back at the RN’s home in August after the hospital staff discovered the RN had been taking drugs from the automated system there.
According to the health department, “Beginning on July 1, 2018, and continuing through Aug. 8, 2018, the RN removed multiple full syringes of hydromorphone from a pharmacy, injected the hydromorphone into herself, refilled the empty syringes with saline, and returned the syringes to the pharmacy.
The RN’s drug screen showed hydromorphone, morphine, oxycodone, and oxymorphone, none of which she was prescribed. During her evaluation by an addiction doctor, the RN admitted to stealing opioids and shooting them up, being unable to stop and even shooting hydromorphone the day she was arrested.
Do not fret if you find yourself in a similar situation the same as that of the RN mentioned above. All you need to do is to find the right criminal nurse attorney who can help you in the case. Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas nurse attorney. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An and text or call attorney Yong 24/7 at (832) 428-4579