Getting intoxicated by alcohol or drug use while at work is a serious case, which is why a nurse attorney is needed if you get accused of this kind of scenario. However, some who thought they were guilty of the charges failed to hire a nurse attorney just because they thought it’s the doom for their RN or LVN license already. But that is not entirely the case as there is still hope.
Unfortunately, a RN from New Braunfels failed to do this, resulting in disciplinary action from the Texas Board of Nursing. Bear in mind that the Board of Nursing handles all of the cases that may affect the RN or LVN license from receiving the suspension, disciplinary action, or revocation. However, with a right nurse attorney for the case, rest assured that the case can go according to the nurse’s favor, especially if the RN or LVN has a good defense against the case.
On or about July 2, 20016, while employed in a healthcare center in Braunfels, the RN lacked fitness to practice professional nursing in that she exhibited slurred speech and had to hold on to a fellow employee as she walked down the hall. The RN also appeared to be sleepy and was unable to follow simple commands. The RN provided a specimen for a urine drug screen that resulted positive.
Additionally, the RN admitted that she had taken a drug called Soma three days prior. Her conduct could have affected her ability to recognize any signs or symptoms in patient’s condition. Further, the RN’s condition could have affected her ability to make rational decisions which could lead to the patient’s potential danger.
The Texas Board of Nursing then advised her to attend a hearing regarding her issue. She admitted that she drank alcohol and used controlled substances before her shift. She also stated that she is currently undergoing therapy and rehabilitation for the use of controlled substance. Therefore, the Board decided to extend her disciplinary proceedings for several more years to ensure that she will perform even better in the future.
If you’re facing cases such as this, and you think that additional disciplinary action should not be applied anymore, then be sure to hire a nurse attorney who can fully assist you. Texas nurse attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney for more than 14 years. To contact him for inquiries or to schedule a confidential consultation, dial (832) 428-5679 to proceed.