Dr. William Husel Has Been Implicated in the Deaths of 27 Patients
Columbus, Ohio based Mount Carmel Health Systems announced the firing of Dr. William Husel this week after it was discovered that he ordered excessive dosages of medication that resulted in at least 27 deaths of patients from 2015 to 2018. (As reported by the Columbus Dispatch and national media outlets). According to the Columbus Dispatch, the Mount Carmel Health System has turned over information about Dr. Husel to local law enforcement and the Franklin County Prosecutor's Office. This may lead some to believe that the overdoses prescribed by Dr. Husel might have been intentional acts meant to take the lives of patients. Additionally, 6 pharmacists and 14 nurses have been placed on administrative leave pending the results of an investigation.
Wrongful Death Lawsuits Filed Against Mount Carmel Health System for Deaths From Pain Medication Overdoses
At least 3 wrongful death lawsuits have been brought so far against Mount Carmel Health System for deaths relating to Dr. Husel's actions. The 27 reported deaths occurred from 2015 - 2018. Ohio has a two year statute of limitations on wrongful death actions. This means that a wrongful death lawsuit must be brought within 2 years of the death of the individual.
If a close loved one has passed away after being treated by Dr. Husel at Mount Carmel, then you may want to speak to a wrongful death attorney. Nothing can take away your grief, but you may be able to send a message to those that caused your loved one's death by taking decisive action now before the statute of limitation expires. Evan T. Engler is an attorney and partner at the Columbus, Ohio based law firm of Harris & Engler. If a close loved one has passed away after their treatment at Mount Carmel, then you can give Evan T. Engler a call at (614) 610-9988 to discuss your options.