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Whenever someone filed a complaint against you involving negligence at work, your license could be put in danger if not defended by a nurse attorney. An RN from Houston, Texas is just one of the many examples of nurses who found to be negligent while on duty.

On or about January 20, 2016, while employed as a Registered Nurse in a medical facility in Richardson, the RN lacked fitness to practice in that signs of impaired behavior while on duty, including slurred speech, inability to focus, and rambling. Her condition could have affected her ability to recognize subtle signs, symptoms or changes in patients’ conditions, and could have affected her ability to make rational, accurate, and appropriate assessments, judgments, and decisions regarding patient care, thereby placing the patients in potential danger.

Because of this, the RN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to defend her side. During the hearing, the RN states she became sick while at work and reported it to her charge nurse. At the time, she had recently been diagnosed with diabetes and the charge nurse suggested she go to employee health to have her glucose checked. She states she was told by the employee health nurse that her blood sugar was a little elevated.

The RN further states that the night before the incident, she was unable to sleep and found an old Xanax bottle with one pill left in the bottle. She states she took the pill and then threw the bottle away.

However, the Board states that her condition could have affected her ability to recognize subtle signs, symptoms or changes in patients’ conditions, and could have affected her ability to make rational, accurate, and appropriate assessments, judgments, and decisions regarding patient care, thereby placing the patients in potential danger.

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