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Nursing assessment skills are one of the nurse’s most valuable assets. This is the main reason why whenever someone files a complaint against you involving improper assessment, your license could be put in danger if not defended by a nurse attorney.

On or about April 13, 2018, through May 21, 2018, while employed as a Registered Nurse in a medical facility in Fort Worth, the RN withdrew a chronic pain medication, and Hydromorphone from the medication dispensing system for patients, but failed to document, and completely and accurately document, the administration of the medications in the patients’ Medication Administration Records and nurses’ notes.

Her conduct was likely to injure the patients, in that subsequent caregivers would rely on her documentation to further medicate the patients, which could result in an overdose. Additionally, Respondent’s conduct placed the hospital in violation of Chapter 481 (Controlled Substances Act) of the Texas Health and Safety Code.

The Texas Board of Nursing is the one that has full jurisdiction over cases involving RNs and LVNs. Therefore, the LVN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to explain her side.

However, 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 LVN mentioned above. All you need to do is to find the right nurse defense 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 Attorney Yong J. An and text or call Attorney Yong 24/7 at (832) 428-4579.