An experienced nurse attorney has surely helped a lot of RNs and LVNs when it comes to cases that may lead toward disciplinary action. Unfortunately, not all nurses were able to hire a nurse attorney as they underwent such cases. This incident that the RN from San Antonio committed on September 29, 2006, was one of those examples.

On or about September 29, 2006, the RN submitted to a random urine drug screen pursuant to their hospital’s testing policies.

The aforementioned sampled submitted by the RN tested positive for cocaine and marijuana.

Cocaine and marijuana are controlled substances having the potential for abuse, and which abuse may lead to psychological and/or physical dependence.

The RN’s continued unmonitored use and/or abuse of controlled substances affects her ability to practice nursing with reasonable skill and safety to patients.

Because of this the RN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing. During the hearing, the RN denied everything. Unfortunately, this did not prove to be the situation. Although the defense attorney filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit against the RN, the court denied the motion, and the case proceeded to trial.

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.

If you’ve ever done any errors or misdemeanor outside or 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 attorney for various licensing cases for 14 years, can assist you by contacting him at (832) 428-5679.