Nurses can’t handle a case on their own whenever someone filed a complaint against them, their license could be put in danger if not defended by a nurse attorney. An RN from Denton, Texas is just one of the many examples.
At the time of the initial incident, an RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a hospital in Hutto, Texas, and had been in that position for seven (7) years and four (4) months.
On or about November 23, 2018, while employed as a Registered Nurse, the RN misappropriated one (1) bag of Fentanyl 50mcg/lmL 50m for the Patient, belonging to the facility and patients thereof, or failed o take precautions to prevent such misappropriations. The RN’s conduct was likely to defraud the facility and patients thereof of the cost of the medications.
On or about November 23, 2018, while employed as a Registered Nurse, the RN failed to take precautions to secure Fentanyl belonging to the facility and patients thereof in that he left an empty bag of Fentanyl and a Fentanyl 20cc syringe with Iml remaining at the bedside of a Patient. The RN’s conduct was likely to defraud the facility and patients thereof of the cost of the medications.
On or about November 23, 2018, while employed as a Registered Nurse, the RN engaged in the intemperate and unlawful use of Fentanyl in that he produced a specimen for a reasonable suspicion drug screen that resulted positive for Fentanyl. Unlawful possession of Fentanyl is prohibited by Chapter 481 (Controlled Substances Act) of the Texas Health & Safety Code. The use of Fentanyl by a Nurse, while subject to call or duty could impair the nurse’s ability to recognize subtle signs, symétoms, or changes in a 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 a patient in potential danger.
In response, the RN denies misappropriation or use of Fentanyl. The RN states he changed the Fentanyl bag during his shift and this was his only interaction with Fentanyl, and that he had asked if he could wash his hands prior to submitting a specimen, but was told he was not allowed to.
However, without valid evidence to defend her side of the story, the RN may lose the case. Furthermore, the RN failed to hire a nurse attorney to help her with her case. Because of this, the Texas Board of Nursing disciplined the RN may further.
Do not fret if you find yourself in a similar situation 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 Nurse Attorney Yong J. An and text or call attorney Yong 24/7 at (832) 428-4579