Former Tennessee nurse has been sentenced to probation following a medication error. Read below for further details on the matter.
Nurse Radonda Vaught medication error:
Radonda Vaught is a former Tennessee nurse whose medication error sent a patient to an early grave.
Following the nurse’s wrongful administration of drug which resulted into a patient’s death, she was sentenced to three years of probation Friday.
Hundreds of health care workers rallied outside the courthouse, warning that criminalizing such mistakes would result into more deaths in hospitals.
Nonetheless , a state judge imposed the sentence on Radonda Vaught after she apologized to relatives of the victim, Charlene Murphey.
Vaught made it clear saying she’ll be forever haunted by her mistake. She was found guilty of criminally negligent homicide and gross neglect of an impaired adult after she mistakenly administered the wrong drug.
Additionally, Nashville Criminal Court Judge Jennifer Smith stated that Vaught would receive judicial diversion, a way for first-time offenders to have their charges dropped and their records expunged after successfully completing probation. Prosecutors had however argued against diversion, despite being unopposed to probation.