Any type of accusations or negligence can be defended, as long as there is a skilled nurse attorney ready to assist you during the hearing before the Board of Nursing. The Texas Board of Nursing has full jurisdiction regarding cases that may affect an RN or LVN’s license from suspension, disciplinary action or revocation.
Accusations regarding negligence are a must to be observed properly not only by the Board but by a nurse attorney. An example of this happened to an LVN in Lubbock wherein several accusations are filed against her negligence at work.
On or about October 3, 2008, the LVN allegedly engaged in the intemperate use of Propoxyphene and Norpropoxyphene, in that she produced a specimen for a pre-employment drug screen that resulted positive for Propoxyphene and norpropoxyphene.
The use of Propoxyphene and Norpropoxyphene 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 the 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 the patient in potential danger.
Possession of Propoxyphene and Norpropoxyphene, without a valid prescription, is prohibited by Chapter 481 of the Texas Health and Safety Code (Controlled Substances Act).
When summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing, the LVN states that she did have severe dental work that was needed to be done and she had an appointment to be seen. She was in severe pain when visiting her mother, who in turn gave her two of her pain pills (Darvocet) until she could get to the dentist.
The LVN further states she did get to the dentist, and had two rotten back teeth and an abscess. She has never taken any medication that was not prescribed to her in all of fifteen years of being a nurse. She further states she regret the decision that she made at that time. Pain overrode my judgment. She did have dental surgery to correct the problem and they removed the two teeth that were rotter.
Because of this incident, the Texas Board of Nursing then subjected the LVN and her license into disciplinary action.
The accusation would have been defended by an experienced and skilled nurse attorney, had the LVN hired one. Hiring a nurse attorney for defense is applicable for any kind of accusation laid against an RN or LVN.
For more details and to schedule a confidential consultation, you must approach one of the most experienced nurse attorneys in Texas, Yong J. An. He has assisted numerous nursing license cases since 2006. You may contact him by dialing (832)-428-567 if you wish to learn more information should you undergo accusations or any other case that may affect your license.