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An RN or LVN who violates the state laws and issues from the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) should seek proper help from a Lufkin nurse attorney.  Doing so could make or break their cases. As a matter of fact, the license can even be suspended or revoked if not defended properly. L100413N4493

One such incident happened to a Lufkin nurse.

On or about January 10, 2009, while employed as LVN in a hospital in Lufkin, the LVN discontinued a patient’s Vicodin without the physician’s authorization. Her conduct was likely to injure the patient in that discontinuing patient’s Vicodin without the physician’s authorization could have resulted in the patient suffering from unnecessary pain.

On or about January 13, 2009, the LVN destroyed the same patient’s Vicodin narcotics sheet. Her conduct was deceptive and resulted in incomplete and accurate records.

In addition, the LVN misappropriated Vicodin belonging to the facility and patient in that she admitted to the misappropriation. Her conduct was likely to defraud the facility and patients of the cost of the medications.

On or about January 13, 2009, the same LVN  engaged in the intemperate use of Hydrocodone in that she produced a specimen for drug screening which resulted in positive for Hydrocodone. Possession of Hydrocodone is prohibited by Chapter 481 of the Texas Health & Safety Code (Controlled Substances Act). The use of Hydrocodone by a Licensed Vocational Nurse, while subject to call or duty, could impair the nurse’s ability to recognize subtle signs, symptoms or changes in the 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 the patient in potential danger.

In response to this, the LVN states in utter remorse, shame and guilt, she admits to all. She states she made a terrible choice under stress. The LVN further states she takes full responsibility.

Because of the incident, the LVN was disciplined and suspended by the Board of Nursing.

The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) is the government agency that has jurisdiction to hear and decide administrative cases involving RN and LVN license.  The Board has the power to suspend and/or revoke the nurse license.  It is also the agency that is responsible for overseeing the practice of professional nursing all over the State of Texas.

The Texas Board of Nursing decided to revoke her license as a result of her actions. It’s because she failed to hire a good nurse attorney for the case, which is why her defense was not matched with the evidence that the Board possesses.

A good nurse attorney is always the best line of defense for these cases. This is the reason why Lufkin Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is dedicated to helping those nurses in need to settle their cases. For a private consultation and other inquiries, it’s best to contact him for assistance by dialing (832)-428-5679.