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 February 16, 2018the RN from Houston lacked fitness to practice vocational nursing in that she self-referred to the Texas Peer Assistance Program for Nurses (TPAPN) due to her use of marijuana and methamphetamine. She was subsequently noncompliant with the TPAPN participation agreement in that she failed to submit specimens for drug screens on four (4) occasions, and she was unsuccessfully discharged from her substance abuse treatment program.
On or about June 18, 2018, she was dismissed from TPAPN. 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.
However, the Board states that her conduct could create an inaccurate medical record that would affect the patient’s medication in the future.
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