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Hospital: 5 patients given overdoses may have been treatable

Hospital: 5 patients given overdoses may have been treatable

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The Ohio hospital system investigating a health care provider accused of ordering painkiller overdoses for dozens of sufferers says 5 who died could have obtained extreme doses when there nonetheless was an opportunity to enhance their situations with therapy.

The Columbus-area Mount Carmel Well being System mentioned Friday it is notifying these sufferers’ households.

Mount Carmel additionally discovered yet another affected person who obtained a doubtlessly deadly dose, bringing that whole to 29 sufferers over a number of years. It says six different individuals obtained doses that have been extreme however unlikely deadly.

Dr. William Husel (HYOO’-suhl) was fired in December. His legal professionals aren’t commenting.

Mount Carmel apologized , put 23 different staff on go away and says it modified its medicine protocols to forestall comparable conditions.

Husel and the hospital face at the very least 19 associated wrongful loss of life lawsuits .

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