An experienced nurse attorney has surely helped a lot of RNs and LVNs when it comes to cases that may lead to disciplinary action. Unfortunately, not all nurses were able to hire a nurse attorney as they underwent such cases. This incident that an RN committed on November 10, 2014, was one of those examples.
On or about November 10, 2014, while employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse in a rehabilitation center in Wheeler, the LVN misappropriated Hydrocodone belonging to a patient in that once the missing medication was noted she was confronted and admitted to the misappropriation.
Additionally, the LVN threw away the medication narcotic sign out sheet. Her conduct was likely to defraud the facility and patient of the cost of the medications.
The Texas Board of Nursing has full jurisdiction over all cases regarding errors committed by an RN or LVN. Thus, she was called by the Board to defend against the case.
However, the LVN wasn’t able to appear at the hearing.
The following incident and defense against the case caused the Texas Board of Nursing to place the LVN and her license into disciplinary proceedings. She would have sought assistance from a good nurse attorney to provide clarifications towards the case.
It’s best to seek the help of a nurse attorney when facing different complaints and allegations. However, some nurses tend to face these results instead without thinking that nurse attorneys are always reliable for matters such as these.
If you’ve ever done any errors 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 lawyer for various licensing cases for 14 years, can assist you by contacting him at (832) 428-5679.