"Very Busy" Nurse Kills Nursing Home Patient With Massive Oxycodone Dose

A “very busy” nurse mistakenly administered a dose of oxycodone that was 20 times too strong, causing the death of a short-term resident, according to a state investigation.

The 53-year-old man died within a few hours of the incorrect dose.  His daughter said: “My dad should have walked out of that facility.”

The family’s attorney said the nurse “administered 30 milliliters instead of 30 milligrams. ... In other words, the nurse administered at least 20 times too much of the narcotic.” For more, read the story.