William Husel

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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. He faces 25 counts of murder, with a trial set for June 2020.

Read WOSU's regularly updated timeline of events here.

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.

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

The federal Centers For Medicare And Medicaid have accepted a corrective action plan for both Mount Carmel West Hospital and Mount Carmel St. Ann's.

The campus of Mount Carmel West in Columbus on Jan. 30, 2019.
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The head of Mount Carmel Health's pharmacy operation has left the hospital.

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

Three more wrongful death lawsuits were filed Tuesday against Mount Carmel Health and fired doctor William Husel, bringing the total number of suits to 12.

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

Mount Carmel West hospital has been placed in “immediate jeopardy” status by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid.

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

Since Mount Carmel Health System announced the firing of a doctor over "excessive" pain medication dosing, hospital executives and family members of patients have given their perspectives. But largely out of fear for losing their jobs, employees who worked alongside him remained silent - until now. 

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

Mount Carmel Health System has put 23 employees on leave as they investigate “excessive” dosing practices by now-fired doctor William Husel.

Jeremia Hodge died on April 1, 2018, after coming under the care of William Husel.
Courtesy of the Hodge family

The seventh and eighth wrongful death lawsuits against Mount Carmel Health System and fired doctor William Husel were filed Monday. Husel, who had his medical license suspended last week, is accused of giving excessive doses of fentanyl to dozens of patients.

Fired Mount Carmel doctor William Husel
Mount Carmel

The Ohio Medical Board voted Friday to suspend William Husel’s medical license. The move comes the same day the Ohio Department Medicaid revoked Husel’s provider agreement.

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

The fifth and sixth lawsuits against fired doctor William Husel and Mount Carmel Health System were filed Friday in the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas.

Mount Carmel West

The Ohio Department of Medicaid on Friday suspended the provider agreement of fired Mount Carmel doctor William Husel because of a "credible allegation of fraud."

Dave Yost speaks at the Ohio Republican Party event, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio. Yost was elected as the next Ohio attorney general.
Tony Dejak / Associated Press

Ohio’s Attorney General is urging the State Medical Board to immediately suspend the license of fired Mount Carmel doctor William Husel, who is accused of ordering “excessive doses of pain medication" for at least 34 patients.

Mount Carmel West

Mount Carmel announced Thursday they discovered seven additional patients who received "excessive doses of pain medication" under the care of fired doctor William Husel. That brings the total number of patients affected to 34.

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

Dr. William Husel is accused of giving "excessive doses" of fentanyl to at least 35 patients at Mount Carmel West hospital in Columbus, as well as Mount Carmel St. Ann's. Here's a timeline of everything we know about Husel's tenure, his patients, and the lawsuits and investigations that have emerged.

Courtesy of the Thomas Family

A fourth lawsuit has been filed against Mount Carmel Health System and Dr. William Husel.

Mount Carmel West

New medication guidelines distributed to Mount Carmel staff members highlight the internal processes the hospital is re-examining in the wake of an ongoing scandal. The hospital announced earlier this month that at least 27 patients were given “excessive” and "potentially fatal" doses of fentanyl by Dr. William Husel.

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