Any type of allegations or accusations at work can be defended, as long as there is a skilled nurse attorney ready to assist you during the hearing before the Board of Nursing. The Texas Board of Nursing has full jurisdiction regarding cases that may affect an RN or LVN’s license from suspension, disciplinary action or revocation.
Accusations regarding negligence are a must to be observed properly not only by the Board but by a nurse attorney. An example of this happened to an LVN in Lubbock wherein several accusations are filed against her negligence at work.
On or about May 2, 2016, through June 2, 2016, while employed as a Registered Nurse in Lubbock, the RN withdrew 12 syringes of Hydromorphone from the medication dispensing system (Pyxis) for patients but failed to follow the facility’s policy and procedures for wastage of the unused portions. She also misappropriated 18.7 milligrams of Hydromorphone belonging to the facility or patients thereof or failed to take precautions to prevent such misappropriation. Her conduct was likely to defraud the facility and patients thereof of the cost of the medications. Her conduct also left medications unaccounted for, was likely to deceive the hospital pharmacy and placed the pharmacy in violation of Chapter 481 (Controlled Substances Act) of the Texas Health and Safety Code.
During the hearing, the RN denies the allegations against her.
However, with the failure to hire an experienced nurse attorney to help her defend her side, the RN never had the chance to defend her side of the story.
Because of this incident, the Texas Board of Nursing then subjected the RN and her license into disciplinary action.
The accusation would have been defended by an experienced and skilled nurse attorney, had the RN hired one. Hiring a nurse attorney for defense is applicable for any kind of accusation laid against an RN or LVN.
For more details and to schedule a confidential consultation, you must approach one of the most experienced nurse attorneys in Texas, Yong J. An. He has assisted numerous nursing license cases since 2006. You may contact him by dialing (832)-428-567 if you wish to learn more information should you undergo accusations or any other case that may affect your license.