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When someone filed a complaint against you, your license could be put in danger if not defended by a Fort Worth nursing attorney.

On or about February 28, 2013, while employed in a medical facility in Fort Worth, the RN allegedly lacked fitness to practice professional nursing in that she called said facility stating that she would be late for her shift because she took Phenergan and overslept from a nap. When the RN arrived to work she exhibited an unsteady gait, was shaking and crying, and appeared confused and disheveled.

The RN had slow responses, slurred and broken speech, and was unable to complete a coherent sentence. Subsequently, she stated she took Hydrocodone the previous night for nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Her condition could have affected her ability to recognize subtle signs, symptoms or changes in patients’ conditions, and could have affected her ability to make rational, accurate, and appropriate assessments, judgments, and decisions regarding patient care, thereby placing the patients in potential danger.

In response to the incident, the RN states that she came to the decision that being on pain medication for years was not ideal for anyone, especially a health professional. The RN  subsequently informed the Texas Board of Nursing by letter that she started a counseling and rehabilitation program in Waco, Texas. She stated that she had some issues with depression and pain, and added that she is off the medication and learning, with their assistance, to cope with pain in other ways.

Do not fret if you find yourself in a similar situation same as that of the RN mentioned above. All you need to do is to find the right Fort Worth nursing 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 Fort Worth nursing attorney. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An and text or call attorney Yong 24/7 at (832) 428-4579