No Prison Time for Tennessee Nurse Convicted of Fatal Drug Error

RaDonda Vaught, a former Tennessee nurse convicted of two felonies for a fatal drug error, whose trial became a rallying cry for nurses fearful of the criminalization of medical mistakes, will not be required to spend any time in prison. Davidson County criminal court Judge Jennifer Smith on Friday granted Vaught a judicial diversion, which means her conviction will be expunged if she completes a three-year probation. Smith said the Murphey family suffered a “terrible loss” and “nothing that happens here today can ease that loss.” “Miss Vaught is well aware of the seriousness of the offense,” Smith said. “She credibly expresse...

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