The assistance of a Houston nurse attorney is valuable if you’re facing a case before the Texas Board of Nursing. Your defense can be strengthened further if you’re going to face the Board, even if your case is multiple instances of failure to follow a procedure. Failure to follow a procedure such as wastage may not affect a patient, especially if the correct treatment was initially provided.
The first incident happened on or about January 15, 2013, when the LVN withdrew one tab of Clonazepam 0.5mg from the medication dispensing system for her patient. However, she failed to follow the procedure of the facility’s policy for wastage of the medication’s unused portions.
The same incident happened on or about June 5, 2013, where the LVN withdrew one tab of Lorazepam 0.5 mg from the medication dispensing system for her patient. However, she failed to follow the wastage procedure of her hospital once again.
The result of her actions left the medications unaccounted for. Additionally, she likely deceived the hospital pharmacy and has placed the pharmacy two times for violation of the Texas Health and Safety Code. The Texas Board of Nursing noticed this and advised the LVN to defend her against the case. She did not seek a nurse attorney’s assistance.
She denied her failure to follow the wastage procedures as she correctly did the procedures after administering the medications to the respective patients. She also added that she never did such mistakes ever before, further denying the allegations against her. However, her lack of evidence and nurse attorney never strengthened her defense.
Therefore, the Texas Board of Nursing placed her LVN license under disciplinary proceedings to avoid further incidents regarding wastage procedures. Should these cases happen to you, and you have a valid explanation, the help of a nurse attorney is recommended. That’s why Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is glad to assist you by contacting him at (832)-428-5679 for further details.