Why should "just" the nurses go to jail? If the patient's wounds were so necrotic that the patient went into septic shock, this did not happen overnight. Doctors are paid a nice salary to oversee these patients most likely by CMS. The providers did not look at the necrotic wound? The providers did not ask for debridements? The patient's labs did not show an infection? The wounds were not ordered to be cultured? Is no one monitoring the patient's vital signs?
I am not protecting other nurses when they are clearly wrong. There were 100,000 deaths due to medical mistakes last year according to CMS. No doctors are being hauled off to jail and no one is calling for doctors to be hauled off to jail. Usually, when these sentinel events occur, it is a systems process error. I can't go along with just the "nurses" are responsible.