• Newspaper/Magazine Article
  • Published April 2019

When a nurse is prosecuted for a fatal medical mistake, does it make medicine safer?

Punitive responses to medical errors persist despite continued efforts to reduce them. This news article reports on an incident involving the mistaken use of a neuromuscular blocking agent that resulted in the death of a patient, the prosecution of the nurse who made the error, and systemic and human factors that contribute to similar events.

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