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Doctor charged with 25 murders after prescribing unusual fentanyl doses
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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — In the year since an Ohio hospital system announced an intensive care doctor had ordered excessive painkillers for dozens of patients who then died, the allegations led to murder charges against him, lawsuits, firings and potential disciplinary action for some of his colleagues.
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As the criminal case moves toward possible trial this year, related pending lawsuits reflect a battle over blame. A look at where things stand:
The Columbus-area Mount Carmel Health System determined William Husel ordered excessive doses for nearly three dozen patients over several years, though it said the doses likely weren't what caused six of those deaths. Reviewers found that in many cases, the drugs were accessed by overriding a dispensing system.
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Husel was fired in December 2018, weeks after a concern was raised. Mount Carmel later said three patients died during those weeks after receiving excessive doses he ordered.
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