HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Places » U.S. » Ohio (Group) » The fallout over the murd...

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 05:51 PM

The fallout over the murdering physician at Mt Carmel continues

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/12/us/hospital-fentanyl-murder.html

Snip--

"On June 5, Dr. William Husel, who served patients at hospitals in and around Columbus, was charged with killing 25 people over a four-year period by prescribing fatal doses of fentanyl. Ron O’Brien, the Franklin County prosecutor, had never seen a murder charge of that size in his 45-year career in the area, he said at a news conference in June."

More at source.

6 replies, 906 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 6 replies Author Time Post
Reply The fallout over the murdering physician at Mt Carmel continues (Original post)
irisblue Jul 2019 OP
RHMerriman Jul 2019 #1
Merlot Jul 2019 #2
irisblue Jul 2019 #3
sinkingfeeling Jul 2019 #4
Karadeniz Jul 2019 #5
irisblue Jul 2019 #6

Response to irisblue (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 05:58 PM

1. Good thing we don't have a national health program with checks and balances...

 

Good thing we don't have a national health program with checks and balances...

Say what you want about the VA, I don't think I've ever heard of a VA physician being charged with 25 counts of murdering his patients.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to irisblue (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 06:15 PM

2. Did he murder them or was it assisted suicide?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Merlot (Reply #2)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 06:45 PM

3. He's been charged with murder.

Early June TV station story
https://www.10tv.com/article/former-mount-carmel-doctor-charged-murder-released-jail-after-posting-bond-2019-jul

Snip-Dr. William Husel was indicted on Wednesday and made his first court appearance later in the day.

Husel pleaded not guilty to all counts and his bond was set at $1 million.

To date, 35 patients have been identified as having received excessive doses of pain medication – 29 of the patients, the hospital says, received potentially lethal doses of pain medications.

The murder charges were brought only in cases that involved fentanyl doses of at least 500 micrograms



A bit more ar the article

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to irisblue (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 07:09 PM

4. Wow. Mt. Carmel was the 'go to' hospital when I lived in Columbus.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to irisblue (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 09:09 PM

5. I wonder why no pharmacist noticed that the prescriptions were excessive.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Karadeniz (Reply #5)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 09:27 PM

6. Working 3rd shift & being the 'expert' covered for a good while.

https://www.dispatch.com/news/20190131/former-mount-carmel-doctor-william-husel-has-complicated-past


Snip--Decades later, a nurse who worked with him at Mount Carmel West hospital described him this week as even-keeled, someone who would be able to calmly direct staff members even if the hospital burned down.

The nurse, a former Mount Carmel employee, said Husel was generally respected and popular, but that she heard doctors express frustration and concern among staff members over the dosages Husel was ordering for sedatives and paralytics. She and other nurses, she said, had made a verbal, informal complaint about the same issue to leaders in the unit."



More at article

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread