Anyone can file a complaint against an RN with the state board for any reason. When this happens, all complaints need to be taken seriously no matter how trivial or unfounded they may appear. A San Antonio nurse attorney is someone who can help you defend your license when the state board summoned you.
At the time of the initial incident, an LVN was employed as a Vocational Nurse at a Hospital in, Carrollton, Texas, and had been in that position for four (4) months.
On or about April 3, 2020, while employed as a Vocational Nurse, the LVN removed six (6) Dilaudid 2mg vials from the Medication Dispensing System, utilizing the override function, under the names of patients that did not have orders to receive the medication. The LVN’s conduct was likely to injure the patients, in that the administration of Dilaudid without a valid physician’s order could result in the patient suffering from adverse reactions, and the LVN’s conduct placed the hospital in violation of Chapter 481 (Controlled Substance Act) of the Texas Health and Safety Code.
On or about April 3, 2020, while employed as a Vocational Nurse, the LVN misappropriated six (6) vials of Dilaudid 2mg belonging to the facility or patients thereof or failed to take the precautions to prevent such misappropriation. the LVN’s conduct was likely to defraud the facility and the patients of the cost of the medications.
In response, the LVN denies that she pulled and/or used these medications. The LVN then states that she is not sure how the discrepancies happened and is concerned that she may have forgotten to have logged out of the system before the medication was pulled under her name.
The work that nurses do is often unappreciated. And sometimes, a bit of negligence or simple misconduct because of word pressure could lead to a more serious scenario such as filing a suit against them. If this happens to any nurses, they should know how to protect and defend themselves. If not properly defended by a nurse attorney, their license could even be suspended or revoked.
If you are summoned to appear before a licensing board regarding a disciplinary incident, you will need an experienced nurse attorney who knows how to handle nurse cases. Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is a Texas nurse licensed defense lawyer that has a proven track record. He has over 16 years of experience handling Texas Board Of Nursing (BON) disciplinary action cases and has helped protect the license of numerous nurses in Texas. For a confidential consultation, call or text him at (832) 428-5679.