It’s best to seek the help of a reliable nurse attorney when facing charges involving misconduct or negligence. However, some nurses tend to face these results instead without thinking that nurse attorneys are always reliable for matters such as these.
This is what happened to a certain RN in Austin, Texas on October 2014. During the time of the initial incident, she was employed in a healthcare facility in Dallas and had been in the position for more than two years already.
On or about October 8, 2014, the RN withdrew one tablet of Tramadol 50mg, three tablets of Hydrocodone/APAP 10/325mg, and one injection of Hydromorphone 1mg/1ml, from the medication dispensing system for patients but failed to follow the facility’s policy and procedure for wastage of the unused portions of the medications. Her conduct left medications unaccounted for, was likely to deceive the hospital pharmacy, and placed the pharmacy in violation of Chapter 481 (Controlled Substances Act) of the Texas Health and Safety Code.
The Texas Board of Nursing gave the RN the chance to defend herself. However, she was not able to provide a good defense for herself, especially when the drug screening results were brought up to her. Therefore, the Board placed her RN license to a disciplinary action instead.
If you also received a letter from the Texas Board of Nursing regarding a case or complaint filed on you, you should hire a nurse attorney immediately before it’s too late. Texas nurse attorney Yong J. An is one of those dedicated nurse lawyers who helped various nurses in their cases since 2006. You may contact him 24/7 at (832) 428-5679 for more information or if you want to schedule a private consultation.