Whenever someone filed a complaint against you which involves illegal drug use, your license could be put in danger if not defended by a nurse attorney. An RN from Temple, Texas is just one of the many examples.
On or about June 2, 2014, and June 20, 2014, while employed as a Registered Nurse in a hospital in Temple, the RN misappropriated Fentanyl belonging to the facility and patients thereof or failed to prevent such misappropriation. Her conduct was likely to defraud the facility and patients of the cost of the medications.
On or about July 18, 2014, the RN engaged in the intemperate use of Hydromorphone and Morphine in that she produced a urine specimen for a for-cause drug screen that resulted positive for Hydromorphone and Morphine. Unlawful possession of Hydromorphone and Morphine is prohibited by Chapter 481 of the Texas Health & Safety Code (Controlled Substances Act). The use of Hydromorphone and Morphine by a Registered Nurse, while subject to call or duty, could impair the nurse’s ability to recognize subtle signs, symptoms or changes in the patient’s condition, and could impair the nurse’s ability to make rational, accurate, and appropriate assessments, judgments, and decisions regarding patient care, thereby placing the patient in potential danger.
During the hearing, the RN states that Fentanyl is hard to keep track of due to other teams giving orders to the nurse and also giving verbal orders to the physicians to put in the actual order. She also admits that she did the test, but states that she was seen at a local pharmacy on July 17, 2014, and was given pain medications for abdominal pain.
Furthermore, the RN failed to hire a nurse attorney to help her with her case. Because of this, the Texas Board of Nursing suspended and disciplined the RN.
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 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