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Whenever someone filed a complaint against you involving alcohol abuse at work, your license could be put in danger if not defended by a nurse attorney. An RN from Sugarland, Texas is just one of the many examples of nurses who found to use alcohol while on duty.

On or about December 21, 2009, while employed as the Director of Sales and Marketing in a hospital in Sugarland, the RN arrived at the facility carrying alcohol and appeared to have been drinking. She presented a loaded gun to the staff at the front desk. The RN then went outside and shot a round from the weapon which was heard by others in the facility.

Because of this, the RN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to defend her side. During the hearing, the RN states she had not been drinking nor was she waiving a gun. She states she went to the facility to finish paperwork and brought beer and wine for a dinner the facility was hosting the next day. The RN states she greeted the staff at the front desk and went to her office. She was informed that someone thought she was carrying a gun. The RN at that time “remembered she and her husband had bought a gun to put in her glove compartment due to the publicized criminal activity in her neighborhood.” She states she had grabbed the gun and put it in the pocket of her jacket when she left her house but forgot to put it in the glove compartment. The RN states as she went to put it in her car she was asked why she had it. She explained and was told it was dangerous to have a loaded gun and to get the bullets out. She states she went and put the gun in her glove compartment and came back. The RN states at no time did she fire the gun.

However, the Board states that her conduct failed to promote a safe environment and was likely to expose patients and staff to the risk of harm.

Furthermore, the RN failed to hire a nurse attorney to help her with her case. Because of this, the Texas Board of Nursing suspended and disciplined the RN.

Do not fret if you find yourself in a similar situation the same as that of the RN mentioned above. All you need to do is to find the right nurse attorney who can help you in the case. Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas nurse attorney. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An and text or call attorney Yong 24/7 at (832) 428-4579