Facing any allegations of negligence may compromise your career however, a skilled Texas nurse attorney can provide you the best help. If you have any valid reasons, you may refer to a nurse attorney to provide further defense against your case.
At the time of the incident, she was employed as an LVN with a staffing agency and assigned at a hospital in Waco, Texas, and had been in that position for four (4) years.
On or about March 4, 2020, while employed as an LVN with a staffing agency and assigned at a hospital in Waco, Texas, respondent was accused of the following:
- LVN withdrew Ultram 50mg from the medication dispensing system for a patient but failed to document and/or accurately and completely document the administration of the medication in the patient’s Medication Administration Record (MAR) and/or Nurses’ Notes. LVN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient, in that subsequent care givers would rely on her documentation to further medicate the patient, which could result in an overdose. Additionally, LVN’s conduct placed the hospital in violation of Chapter 481 (Controlled Substances Act) of the Texas Health and Safety Code.
- LVN withdrew Ultram 50mg from the medication dispensing system for a patient but failed to follow the facility’s policy and procedure for wastage of the unused portions of the medications. LVN’s conduct left medications unaccounted for, was likely to deceive the hospital pharmacy, and placed the pharmacy in violation of Chapter 481 (Controlled Substances Act) of the Texas Health and Safety Code.
In response, LVN states she had not worked at this particular facility for a while, but they were short staffed and requested her help. LVN relates it was just her and another nurse for the entire hallway and that the other nurse witnessed her waste Ultram 25mg and said she would sign for it when she wasn’t so busy. LVN states despite having asked the nurse to sign for the wastage several times, she never did.
The above actions constitute grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(10)&(13), Texas Occupations Code, and is a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.11(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C)&(1)(D) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12 (1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C),(4),(10)(C)&(11)(B).
A case was ultimately filed against her before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). The said allegation was fatal to the LVN’s capability to perform the essential functions and duties. Sad to say, the nursing defense attorney who handled her case was not able to properly defend her interests and rights before the Board. The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) found her guilty of the offense alleged in the complaint and decided to place her LVN license under disciplinary action.
If you also received a letter from the Texas Board of Nursing regarding a case or complaint filed against you, you should hire a nurse attorney immediately before it’s too late. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is one of those dedicated nurse attorneys who helped represent more than 300 nurse cases for the past 16 years. You may contact him 24/7 at (832) 428-5679 for more information or if you want to schedule a private consultation.