Wisconsin nurse charges scare caregivers

Ryan J. Foley, Associated Press, December 7, 2006 Madison - By most accounts, nurse Julie Thao helped hundreds of women giving birth during a 15-year career. But a drug mixup that led to a death may send her to prison, frustrating fellow caregivers. Prosecutors filed a felony charge against Thao, igniting a debate over whether medical professionals who make unintentional yet deadly mistakes should face criminal charges, on top of civil punishment from victims and regulators. ... Wisconsin