When Is A Medication Error A Crime?

In the past few days, I’ve been drawn in to the case of RaDonda Vaught, a registered nurse who worked at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and was indicted for reckless homicide related to the death of a 75 year old patient who passed away as the result of a medication error and subsequent possible negligent action on the part of her nurse.

If you haven’t seen anything about the case, here is a basic summary article without much medical detail:

https://news4sanantonio.com/news/nation-world/nurse-charged-in-fatal-drug-swap-error-pleads-not-gu