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Vanderbilt didn't tell medical examiner about deadly medication error, feds say

By The Tennessean  
   November 30, 2018

Vanderbilt University Medical Center was not upfront with the county medical examiner about a deadly medication error when a patient died after being accidentally injected with a paralyzing anesthetic, according to a recent federal investigation report. The patient, who has not been publicly identified, died last December after a nurse intended to give them a routine sedative but instead injected vecuronium, a powerful drug used to keep patients still during surgery.

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