The practice of the nursing profession can become challenging and demanding all at the same time. Without the help of a nurse attorney, an RN license can be put to a great danger. An RN in Texas needs to follow several rules and regulations in order to prevent revocation of her RN license. In the past, several cases were filed against different nurses for misconduct and gross negligence which may have put their RN license in danger. 

On or about January 5, 2013, and January 6, 2013, while employed in a medical facility in Dallas, Texas, the RN failed to complete shift assessments and nurse notes for several patients. The RN’s conduct resulted in an incomplete medical record and was likely to injure the patients in thatsubsequent care givers did not have accurate information on which to base theirdecisions for further care.

On or about November 27, 2015, while employed in a medical facility in Dallas, the RN engaged in the unlawful use of Oxymorphone and Fentanyl in that she produced a specimen for a cause drug screen that resulted positive for Oxymorphone and Fentanyl. Unlawful possession of Oxymorphone and Fentanyl is prohibited by Chapter 481 (Controlled Substances Act) of the Texas Health & Safety Code. 

The use of Oxymorphone and Fentanyl by a Nurse, while subject to call or duty, could impair the nurse’s ability to recognize subtle signs, symptoms, or changes in a patient’s condition, and could impair the nurse’s ability to make rational, accurate, and appropriate assessments, judgments, anddecisions regarding patient care, thereby placing a patient in potentialdanger.

The Texas Board of Nursing summoned the RN to defend her case. However, the RN eventually lost the case against her. The events led to the finding of guilty on the RN’s part. Thus, her RN license was disciplined and suspended.

Avoid the same thing from happening in your case. Make sure to take the necessary steps in dealing with a complaint filed before the Board against you or else, your RN license may be put in danger.

Contact a nurse attorney today who can provide you with a confidential consultation and evaluate your case and counsel you on the best steps to take. Contact Mr. Yong An by calling or texting him 24/7 directly at(832) 428-5679.