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William Husel, a former doctor at Mount Carmel Health System, is accused of giving "excessive" and "potentially fatal" doses of fentanyl to dozens of patients, all of whom subsequently died. Husel was fired from the hospital in December 2018, and several families have filed wrongful death lawsuits against Husel and the hospital.

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If you are a Mount Carmel staffer who has information to share or you believe your loved one or family member was impacted by this case, contact WOSU at paige.pfleger@wosu.org.

William Husel appears at a Franklin County Courthouse on Wednesday, June 5, 2019. He's charged with 25 counts of murder.
Paige Pfleger / WOSU

Fired Mount Carmel doctor William Husel posted bond Friday, a few days after being charged with 25 counts of murder. Bond was set at $1 million.

The campus of Mount Carmel West in Columbus on Jan. 30, 2019.
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Franklin County prosecutors concluded their six-month investigation into fired Mount Carmel doctor William Husel by charging him with 25 counts of murders. But what about the nurses and pharmacists who worked alongside Husel?

William Husel appears at a Franklin County Courthouse on Wednesday, June 5, 2019. He's charged with 25 counts of murder.
Paige Pfleger / WOSU

A six-month investigation into former Mount Carmel doctor William Husel concluded Wednesday with 25 counts of murder. That’s one of the largest murder cases in Ohio’s history.

Dr. William Husel at a court hearing.
Paige Pfleger / WOSU

Franklin County prosecutors on Wednesday announced 25 murder charges have been filed against Dr. William Husel, the former Mount Carmel intentisve care physician accused of ordering "excessive" doses of painkillers for patients who died shortly after receiving them. 

A banner at the Mount Carmel West campus in Columbus on Jan. 30, 2019.
Gabe Rosenberg / WOSU

Mount Carmel Health System filed a motion to pause the civil cases against fired doctor William Husel, the ICU doctor accused of giving high doses of pain medication to dozens of patients.

The campus of Mount Carmel West in Columbus on Jan. 30, 2019.
Gabe Rosenberg / WOSU

Mount Carmel Health System settled three wrongful death lawsuits with families of patients given "excessive" doses of pain medication by now-fired doctor William Husel.

Lynn Timmons, brother of James Timmons, at a press conference with a lawyer from the firm Leeseberg & Valentine.
Paige Pfleger / WOSU

Families involved in lawsuits against Mount Carmel Health System and fired doctor William Husel rejected a settlement offer from the hospital, calling it "unreasonable, offensive, and disrespectful."

William Husel Wants Wrongful Death Lawsuits Consolidated

Apr 18, 2019
Fired Mount Carmel doctor William Husel
Mount Carmel

A former Mount Carmel Health System intensive care doctor accused of ordering excessive doses of painkillers for dozens of patients who died is asking a court to consolidate 27 lawsuits filed against him and an Ohio hospital system.

The main entrance to Mount Carmel West Hospital is shown Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019.
Andrew Welsh-Huggins / Associated Press

How might Ohio better regulate hospitals following allegations that an intensive care doctor ordered excessive painkiller doses for dozens of patients who then died?

That's the question facing officials in Ohio, the only state that doesn't license general hospitals.

The campus of Mount Carmel West in Columbus on Jan. 30, 2019.
Gabe Rosenberg / WOSU

Mount Carmel Health System says the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid cleared its pharmaceutical services of deficiencies but identified further problems with the hospital's "physical environment."

Experts often blame illicit fentanyl for skyrocketing overdose deaths among illegal drug users. Now a series of deaths at an Ohio hospital is raising questions about oversight in prescribing pharmaceutical fentanyl.

The main entrance to Mount Carmel West Hospital is shown Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019.
Andrew Welsh-Huggins / Associated Press

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost will litigate hearings for 25 nurses cited by the Ohio Board of Nursing for their involvement in what Mount Carmel Health System calls "excessive" dosing of dozens of patients.

A banner at the Mount Carmel West campus in Columbus on Jan. 30, 2019.
Gabe Rosenberg / WOSU

Mount Carmel Health System announced that it reported 48 hospital employees to relevant nursing and pharmacy boards, and appointed new interim leadership for Mount Carmel West.

The campus of Mount Carmel West in Columbus on Jan. 30, 2019.
Gabe Rosenberg / WOSU

Twenty-four civil lawsuits have now been filed against Mount Carmel Health System and fired doctor William Husel since news broke that Husel gave "excessive" doses of pain medication to dozens of his patients.

David Austin filed a lawsuit against Mount Carmel and Dr. William Husel, alleging his wife Bonnie was given an excessive amount of fentanyl.
Clare Roth / WOSU

William Husel, the fired Mount Carmel doctor accused of ordering “excessive” painkillers for dozens of patients, is denying he negligently or intentionally prescribed drugs to end a woman's life.

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