An experienced nurse attorney has surely helped a lot of RNs and LVNs when it comes to cases that may lead to disciplinary action. Unfortunately, not all nurses were able to hire a nurse attorney as they underwent such cases. This incident that an RN committed on December 8, 2014, was one of those examples.

On or about December 8, 2014, while employed as RN in a medical facility in San Antonio, the RN misappropriated Phenergan 25mg, Amitriptyline 25mg, and Benadryl 50mg by failing to ensure the return of those medications to the facility.

During the hearing, the RN states she intended to pull 12.5mg and waste the remaining. She pre-documented her plan as a matter of efficiency. When she got to the patient, the patient refused the medication. She placed the vial in her cargo pants with the intent of returning the medication. Regarding the Benadryl, she recalls it was simply loose and she picked it up with the intent of later returning it. Like the other medications, she simply placed it in her pocket with the intent of returning the medication later, but obviously failed to do. After her shift, she discovered the medications in her pants and placed them on the passenger side of the floorboard of her car. As she returned home, she was stopped for speeding and the officer noticed the medications. They were seized and reported to Texas Specialty Hospital. The RN states she takes full responsibility for having the medications in her possession.

The following incident and defense against the case caused the Texas Board of Nursing to place the RN and her license into disciplinary proceedings. She would have sought assistance from a good nurse attorney to provide clarifications towards the case.

It’s best to seek the help of a nurse attorney when facing different complaints and allegations. However, some nurses tend to face these results instead without thinking that nurse attorneys are always reliable for matters such as these.

If you’ve ever done any errors during your shift as an RN or LVN, and you wish to preserve your career and your license, an experienced nurse attorney is what you need. Nurse Attorney Yong J. An, an experienced nurse lawyer for various licensing cases for 14 years, can assist you by contacting him at (832) 428-5679.