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Former nurse found guilty in accidental injection death of 75-year-old patient

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RaDonda Vaught and her attorney, Peter Strianse, listen as verdicts are read at her trial in Nashville, Tenn., on Friday, March 25. The jury found Vaught, a former nurse, guilty of criminally negligent homicide and gross neglect of an impaired adult in the death of a patient to whom she accidentally gave the wrong medication.

RaDonda Vaught’s conviction could lead to years in prison. It’s a rare case of a medical mistake being deemed a crime, and many worry it will have a chilling effect on the entire nursing profession.

(Image credit: Nicole Hester/The Tennessean/AP)

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