An intensive care doctor ordered “significantly excessive and potentially fatal” doses of pain medicine for over two dozen near-death patients in the past few years after families asked that lifesaving measures be stopped, an Ohio hospital system announced after being sued by a family alleging a dose of fentanyl hastened a woman’s death. (AP)
COLUMBUS, Ohio – More families are suing an Ohio hospital and a critical-care doctor accused of ordering excessive doses of pain medication for dozens of patients who died.
The Columbus-area Mount Carmel Health System and now-fired Dr. William Husel face at least 22 wrongful-death lawsuits.
New lawsuits were filed over the past few days about the deaths of 55-year-old Corrinnia Blake last September; 83-year-old Thelma Kyer in March 2017; and 78-year-old Lora Stone in May 2017. The lawsuits allege those women died after they were administered excessive doses of the powerful painkiller fentanyl.