A fatal drug-swap leading to charges of reckless homicide
A U.S nurse was charged with reckless homicide when she overrode safeguards on a medicine dispensing cabinet resulting in patient's death in 2017.

RaDonda Vaught, a nurse at Vanderbilt University Medical Center had injected paralytic Vecuronium instead of the sedative Versed to a 75-year-old patient named Charlene Murphey, admitted to hospital for headaches, swelling of the brain and other related symptoms in December 2017.

The documents and report submitted in court quoted that the nurse was unable to find Versed in an automatic dispensing cabinet, so she typed in "VE" and picked the first drug that appeared.

The definition of 'reckless' as defined in the U.S. state of Tennessee, where the incident was reported is:

'Conduct is deemed reckless when a person disregards a substantial risk in a manner that constitutes a gross deviation from the standard of care that an ordinary person would exercise.'

RaDonda Vaught's attorney has called the criminal charge against her 'completely unfathomable' and 'setting a terrible precedent'.

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