The practice of the nursing profession can become challenging and demanding all at the same time. An LVN in Texas needs to follow several rulesand regulations in order to prevent revocation of her LVN license. In the past, several cases were filed against different nurses for misconduct and gross negligence which may have put their LVN license in danger. Failure to hire a nurse attorney to defend your case could put your license at risk.
An LVN was one of the thousands of nurses charged before the Texas Board of Nursing. The complaint alleged that while employed as an LVN, she engaged in a series of unprofessionalism, and use of drugs.
On or about January 27, 2014, the LVN engaged in the intemperate use of Tramadol, in that she produced a specimen for a random drug screen which resulted positive for Tramadol. Unlawful possession of Tramadol is prohibited by Chapter 481 (Controlled Substances Act)of the Texas Health & Safety Code. The use of Tramadol by a Licensed Vocational Nurse, while subject to call or duty, could impair the nurse’s ability to recognize subtle signs, symptoms, or changes in a patient’s condition, and could impair the nurse’s ability to make rational, accurate, and appropriate assessments, judgments, and decisions regarding patient care, thereby placing a patient in potential danger.
As a response to the complaint filed against her, the LVN states while she disputes the specifics of the allegations, she does admit to diverting medications for personal use. She further states she has acknowledged her problem and admitted herself to rehabilitation facilities. She clarifies she is no longer using medications.
However, the lack of an experienced nurse attorney to help her resulted in her license discipline.
Avoid the same thing from happening in your case. Make sure to take the necessary steps in dealing with a complaint filed before the Board against you or else, your LVN license may be put in danger. Contact a nurse attorney today who can provide you with a confidential consultation and evaluate your case and counsel you on the best steps to take. Contact Mr. Yong An by calling or texting him 24/7directly at (832) 428-5679.