Nursing assessment skills are one of the nurse’ most valuable assets. This is the main reason why whenever someone filed a complaint against you involving negligence due to alcohol or drug abuse, your license could be put in danger if not defended by a nurse attorney.
During approximately August 2012 through August 2013, the RN from El Paso engaged in the non-therapeutic and excessive prescribing of narcotics to patients. Over the period of approximately twelve (12) months, she issued 4,678 prescriptions for controlled substances, including hydrocodone, Soma, and benzodiazepines, to patients, the majority of which were at their maximum available dosages. The RN repeatedly prescribed the same strength, dose, and quantity of hydrocodone, Soma, and/or a benzodiazepine to patients. Such prescribing practices indicate a failure to individually assess each patient and develop an appropriate treatment plan in response to each patient’s individual assessment and would not typically be seen within a legitimate medical clinic.
The Texas Board of Nursing is the one who has full jurisdiction on cases involving RNs and LVNs. Therefore, the RN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to explain her side.
However, the RN failed to hire a nurse attorney to help her with her case. Because of this, the Texas Board of Nursing suspended and disciplined the RN.
Do not fret if you find yourself in a similar situation the same as that of the RN mentioned above. All you need to do is to find the right nurse attorney who can help you in the case. Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas nurse attorney. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An and text or call attorney Yong 24/7 at (832) 428-4579