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 23, 2014, while employed in a medical facility in San Antonio, an LVN withdrew one Morphine Sulfate 5mg for a certain patient but failed to follow the facility’s policy and procedure regarding wastage of any of the unused portions of the medication. Her conduct left medications unaccounted for, was likely to deceive the hospital pharmacy and place them in violation of Chapter 481 (Controlled Substances Act) of the Texas Health and Safety Code.
On or about the said date, the LVN misappropriated Morphine Sulfate 5mg belonging to the facility or patients thereof or failed to take precautions to prevent such misappropriation. Additionally, she was observed removing a sharps container and returning it with only half the container full. Her conduct was likely to defraud the patient of the cost of the medication and is a violation of Chapter 481 of the Texas Health and Safety Code (Controlled Substances Act).
Because of this, the RN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to defend her side. However, without valid evidence to defend her side of the story, the LVN lost the case.
Furthermore, the LVN failed to hire a nurse attorney to help her with her case. Because of this, the Texas Board of Nursing suspended and disciplined the LVN.
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