The chief investigator in the criminal case against Radonda Watt, a former Tennessee nurse, testified Wednesday that state investigators found Vanderbilt University Medical Center had a "heavy burden of responsibility" for a serious drug defect that killed a patient in 2017, but only followed penalties and criminal charges. . Against the nurse, not against the hospital.
Vaught, 38, has had her nursing license revoked and is now in Nashville, Tenn. The trial is ongoing on charges of reckless murder and abuse of disabled adults.
This testimony - from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Agent - seems to support the defense argument that a systemic failure at Vanderbilt caused a serious VAT error.
Vaught's attorney, Peter Strians, described his client as a "disposable person" who was sacrificed to protect the invaluable reputation of Tennessee's most prestigious hospital.