Nurse Charged with Reckless Homicide After Fatally Injecting Patient with Wrong Medication

A Vanderbilt nurse gave a patient a fatal dose of the wrong medication, ignoring at least ten warnings including a BOLD FACED WARNING directly before injecting the drug that paralyzed the patient and prevented her from breathing. Evidence against the nurse shows she overrode a safeguard on the medicine cabinet even though she wasn’t treating an emergency and then ignored the next four warnings and pop-ups about the medication she withdrew from the cabinet. The drug was supposed to be a liquid but was a powder, so she had to mix it with liquid to inject it. Lastly, the top of the bottle stated “WARNING: PARALYZING AGENT” and she had to see it to draw the medication out of the bottle. How could a mistake like this happen? (Click here to read the article.)

This should never have happened but unfortunately this type of medical error and medical negligence happens every day at hospitals across the country. No one should have to suffer or die at the hands of a trusted doctor or nurse. If you or a loved one has been given a wrong medication or been injured due to the negligence of a hospital, doctor or nurse call our office today for a free consultation.


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