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Accusations are stressful issues for an RN or LVN, except when a nurse attorney assists you against the case. The Texas Board of Nurses is responsible for all hearings against RNs and LVNs undergoing a case that may revoke, suspend, or only discipline their license. Take note that nurse attorneys can also defend a nurse’s license against accusations.

At the time of the initial incident, the RN was employed as a Registered Nurse in a hospital in Austin and had been in that position for eight months.

On or about July 26, 2019, the RN admitted to her coworker she misappropriated Toradol belonging to the facility and patients thereof. The RN also admitted to coworkers she had been engaging in the unlawful use of Toradol by giving herself intramuscular injections of Toradol on a monthly basis.

The RN’s conduct violated Chapter 483 of the Texas Health & Safety Code (Dangerous Drugs Act). Also, her conduct may have defrauded the facility and patients thereof of the cost of the medications.

During the hearing, the RN admits to using Toradol for her period cramps. She states she would watch her patients get quick relief from debilitating pain with Toradol coupled with how commonly it is used in the ER setting, which allowed her to normalize the use of it. She states in her desperate attempt to get pain relief, she convinced herself that it was “not that bad”.

The Texas Board of Nursing then subjected the RN and her license to 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)-428-5679 if you wish to learn more information should you undergo accusations or any other case that may affect your license.