Whenever someone filed a complaint against you, your license could be put in danger if not defended by a nurse attorney.
On or about April 2007, an LVN from Austin lacked fitness to practice professional and vocational nursing in that she admitted to having an addiction to Xanax and Vicodin. Her condition could have affected her ability to recognize subtle signs, symptoms or changes in patients’ conditions, and could have affected her ability to make rational, accurate, and appropriate assessments, judgments, and decisions regarding patient care, thereby placing the patients in potential danger.
On October 12, 2007, the same LVN attempted to pass a fraudulent telephonic prescription for Vicodin for a significant other without a physician’s authorization. Her conduct was likely to deceive the pharmacy and possession of Vicodin through use of a unauthorized, fraudulent telephonically communicated prescription is prohibited by Chapter 481 of the Texas Health and Safety Code (Controlled Substances Act).
Because of this, the LVN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to defend her side. However, the Board states that her conduct was likely to injure the patient in that it The Board finds that there exist serious risks to public health and safety as a result of impaired nursing care due to intemperate use of controlled substances or chemical dependency.
Furthermore, the LVN failed to hire a nurse attorney to help her with her case. Because of this, the Texas Board of Nursing suspended and disciplined the LVN.
Do not fret if you find yourself in a similar situation the same as that of the LVN 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