Issues of negligence at work have been a signature specialty of a nurse attorney when handling cases for some nurses. However, some nurses tend to forget this fact because they really felt like they should be responsible even if they never intended to commit such an error.
At the time of the incident, an RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a hospital facility in The Woodlands, Texas, and had been in that position for four (4) months.
On or about April 16, 2020, while employed as a Registered Nurse, it was discovered that the RN misappropriated Benadryl belonging to the facility and patients thereof, or failed to take precautions to prevent such misappropriation. Furthermore, the RN admitted to withdrawing Benadryl from the medication dispensing system and taking it home for personal use. The conduct of the RN was likely to defraud the facility and patients thereof of the cost of the medications.
In relation to the situation that occurred, the said RN states she had a very bad rash that started in February and persisted through April and had open sores from scratching the rash. The RN relates that at the time, she was nervous about working due to the lack of certainty of how COVID-19 spread, so she took two (2) vials of Benadryl from the facility and used them at home, and states she was never impaired at work and that she recognizes taking the Benadryl from stock was not the correct action.
However, the LVN failed to hire a nurse attorney to help her with her case. She also failed to present a valid defense and evidence to support her claims. Because of this, the Texas Board of Nursing disciplined the LVN may result in further disciplinary sanctions.
Do not fret if you find yourself in a similar situation same as that of the LVN 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