Complaint 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, an RN from Houston failed to do this, which resulted in disciplinary action from the Texas Board of Nursing. Take note that the Board 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 nurse has a good defense against the case.
On or about February 13, 2017, the RN administered one (1) tablet of Hydrocodone) APAP 5-325 mg by mouth to a patient, when the physician ordered two (2) tablets of this medication every four (4) hours as needed for pain. Her conduct was likely to injure the patient in that failure to administer medication as ordered by a physician could have resulted in non-efficacious treatment.
On or about March 19, 2017, the RN failed to change a Fentanyl patch (Duragesic 12 mcg/hr) on a patient as ordered by the physician. Her conduct was likely to injure the patient in that failure to administer medication as ordered by a physician could have resulted in non-efficacious treatment.
In response to the incidents, the RN states that the medication errors are all mistakes and human error that she is ashamed to say she could have possibly done. She states that she remembers being told about and wrote up for medication errors. The RN further states that she needed more training because she was lost and self-teaching. She states that she has no excuse for the errors, and thinks that the errors were caused during medication changes.
This is the reason why the Texas Board of Nursing discipline and suspended her license.
Any RN or LVN should never use any substance in and out of work as it may affect their performance, which may lead to further issues to the patients they are taking care of. Additionally, if you ever undergo cases such as this, it’s best to seek the assistance of a good nurse attorney as it could make the case better in your favor. Be sure to find a nurse attorney who’s experienced and knowledgeable in several nurse cases to ensure the best assistance possible.
If you also received a letter from the Texas Board of Nursing regarding a case or complaint filed on you, you should hire a nurse attorney immediately before it’s too late. Texas nurse attorney Yong J. An is one of those dedicated nurse lawyers who helped various nurses in their cases since 2006. You may contact him 24/7 at (832) 428-5679 for more information or if you want to schedule a private consultation.