An elderly woman, aged 75, has died in Tennessee (USA) after a nurse who attended her was mistakenly supplied with a drug used as a lethal injection to execute those condemned to death, according to the media. .
The woman, who was claustrophobic and had to do a scan, the nurse wanted to administer a drug to reduce anxiety. However, he injected Vecuronium by mistake, a drug that induces paralysis and is used to execute those condemned to death.
He had admitted after experiencing headaches and loss of vision among other symptoms.
The woman suffered a cardiac arrest and died a few days later. The subsequent investigation indicates that the nurse confused the drug, on whose label were written only the first two letters of the drug: 'VE'.