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If you have a good defense on your side, a skilled nurse attorney can provide excellent assistance. There are cases where some nurses might commit negligence or malpractice while at work. An RN from Sugar Land is a perfect example for this scenario.

At the time of the initial incident, she was employed as an RN at a medical facility in Sugar Land, Texas, and had been in that position for three (3) years and five (5) months.

On or about August 3, 2020, while employed as an RN at a medical facility in Sugar Land, Texas, RN administered thiopentone sodium (Pentothal), a potentially lethal drug banned by the FDA, to her son at his home resulting in becoming unresponsive and being transported to the hospital for further care. RN’s conduct violated professional boundaries and placed her son at risk of slowed breathing, slowed heart rate, cardiac arrhythmias and even death.

In response, RN states her middle son began to develop skin pigmentation issues in his late teen years and was diagnosed with Vitiligo. RN explains that she did everything she could think of to help her son including taking him to visit numerous physicians in search of a cure. According to RN, dermatologists prescribed treatments, but nothing worked. RN states after years of frustrations and thousands of dollars wasted, a family member in Nigeria told RN and her son of a doctor in Nigeria who claimed he could cure her son’s Vitiligo. RN states that after a FaceTime consultation, the doctor announced he could in fact cure her son’s condition. RN states that after payment, the doctor prescribed Glutathione, vitamin c and thiopentone. RN states that the doctor explained that thiopentone was intended to relax her son so the other medicines would work more effectively. While initially the Dr. instructed the thiopentone should be delivered by IV, RN explains that it was later determined that intramuscular injection would be used. RN states the medications arrived from Nigeria and assuming it has passed through customs, RN felt sure everything was legitimate. As instructed, RN states she injected her son with the thiopentone. However rather than an answer to her prayers, RN claims she immediately recognized that her son was experiencing a significant adverse reaction. At that time, RN states EMS was called, and he was transported to the hospital where he recovered and is doing well.

The above action constitutes grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(10)&(13), Texas Occupations Code, and is a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.11(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C)&(1)(J) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12 (1)(A),(1)(B)&(4).

However, without enough evidence to prove she’s not guilty, the RN lost the case. This is the reason why the Texas Board of Nursing placed her RN license under disciplinary action. 

Do not be stressed or anxious if you find yourself in a similar situation as that of the RN mentioned above. All you need to do is to find the right RN/LVN license 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 RN/LVN license attorney. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for the past 16 years and represented over 300 nurses before the Texas BON. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An 24/7 through text or call at (832) 428-5679.