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    https://www.10tv.com/article/attorne...cases-2019-jun


    Attorneys for Husel, Mount Carmel argue for “pause” in civil cases
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    PUBLISHED: 06/18/19 12:14 PM EDTUPDATED: 06/18/19 06:33 PM EDT
    COLUMBUS (WBNS) – With former Mount Carmel doctor William Husel facing 25 murder charges related to the deaths of his patients, his attorney argued in court Tuesday for pause in civil litigation against Husel and Mount Carmel Health System – arguing that it could prevent his client from getting a fair trial.

    “Doctor Husel is facing two types of actions, a criminal action and a civil action. He deserves… a fair trial in both. And while both actions are going on, he can’t get it. I can’t defend him appropriately when both are going on,” Foliano said.


    Attorney Greg Foliano argued before Magistrate Ed Skeens that the discovery and depositions in the civil cases should be put on hold indefinitely while a criminal case against Dr. William Husel is still pending.

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    “It's not all about the 5th amendment; it's about can we get a fair trial.”

    Husel is accused of providing excessive or potentially fatal doses of pain medication to 35 near-death patients. The hospital fired Husel in December after an internal investigation. A grand jury indicted Husel on 25 counts of murder earlier this month.

    Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said the 25 charges stem from the patients who received 500 micrograms or more of fentanyl – a powerful synthetic opioid.

    Husel has pleaded not guilty. His criminal attorney, Richard Blake, has said that Husel was providing comfort care for these patients who were near the end of their lives anyway and that he did not intend to kill these patients.

    Husel was not in court Tuesday.

    Attorneys for the patients' families argued that there are depositions of nurses and pharmacists they would like to proceed with and thousands of records from Mount Carmel that they would like to inspect, including policies dealing with end-of-life care.

    “But it’s being argued by defendants well we don’t want to start discovery until some unknown date at some unknown time. Public policy dictates that we begin to get some answers through civil discovery,” attorney David Shroyer said.

    While Magistrate Ed Skeens did not rule, he appeared poised to issue a protective order rather than a stay on the civil litigation – hinting that it might involve a protective order that would prevent Husel from being deposed but would allow other players – namely nurses and pharmacists who administered and approved the medication orders.

    Jack Burch, an attorney for Mount Carmel Health System, argued in support of a stay, saying:

    “We ought to take a short pause and not do it right now,” he said. “Everything that needs to be discovered… is being preserved. Nothing is going to disappear it's all there.”

    Mount Carmel Health System issued a statement Tuesday, saying:

    Since learning of the deaths of patients under the care of Dr. Husel, Mount Carmel has been transparent when able to do so, and we have made changes to ensure nothing like this can ever happen again.

    Mount Carmel is working with the families' counsel to resolve these matters fairly outside of the court process. If not successful, Mount Carmel has every intention to respond and will do so through the appropriate legal channels.

    The legal request for a temporary pause is common when ongoing governmental and criminal investigations are occurring at the same time as civil lawsuits to protect the rights of all involved. We will honor any decision the court makes and will continue to cooperate fully with all legal investigations and proceedings. Mount Carmel stands by its commitment to doing what is right and fair for the families affected by these events. For more information about Mount Carmel’s previous statements and actions relating to this situation, visit the facts page on MountCarmelHealth.com.

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    The federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid have accepted a corrective action plan from Mount Carmel West, the hospital announced Tuesday.



    “Nearly all of these improvement areas relate to the physical environment of the facilities,” reads a statement from the hospital.

    CMS told Mount Carmel Health System in January that two of its hospitals were in “immediate jeopardy” of losing federal funding, following the firing of doctor William Husel.

    The next month, both Mount Carmel West and St. Ann’s submitted actions plans to correct problems identified in their pharmacaceutical services. Among the problems were policy deficiencies around the use of fentanyl, and failed safeguards in the medication dispensing system.

    Those plans were accepted by CMS, which cleared the hospital system of its “immediate jeopardy” status. However, an additional survey by the Ohio Department of Health found fire and building safety issues at Mount Carmel West.

    After submitting additional corrective plans, Mount Carmel St. Ann’s won approval from CMS in April. Mount Carmel West has been working to enact its own fixes, which it says will be resolved by July.

    Timeline: The Mount Carmel Scandal So Far

    “We anticipate CMS will return to our facilities for a follow-up visit to assess and confirm that all appropriate actions are complete and effective,” continues the statement from Mount Carmel West. “In the meantime, nothing changes our ability to treat patients covered by Medicare or Medicaid. Our top priority remains providing safe, high-quality care to our patients.”

    Husel worked at Mount Carmel from 2013-2018. During that time, he’s accused of giving “excessive” doses of painkillers to at least 34 patients, all of whom died after receiving the medicine.

    Earlier this month, prosecutors charged Husel with 25 counts of murder for prematurely ending the lives of his patients. The charges carry a maximum sentence of life in prison. Husel has since posted bail.

    At least 27 wrongful death lawsuits have been filed against Husel and Mount Carmel, although several families have agreed to settle their claims with the hospital.

    In addition to criminal charges, Husel also faces punishment from the State Medical Board, which temporarily suspended his license.

    Mount Carmel Grove City faces its own lawsuits after a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak at the new hospital, which led the death of one person.

    If you have information to share about the Mount Carmel investigation, please contact WOSU at paige.pfleger@wosu.org.

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    https://www.10tv.com/article/30th-wr...husel-2019-jun

    A New Lawsuit has hit William Husel as more victims come forward.

    COLUMBUS (WBNS) ? ​ A new wrongful death lawsuit has been filed against Mount Carmel Health System and Dr. William Husel alleging that a patient in 2017 received lethal dose of fentanyl in combination with other drugs versed and hydromorphone.

    The latest lawsuit ? the 30th filed against the former Mount Carmel physician and the hospital system - alleges that patient Danny Mollette initially came to Mount Carmel West in October of 2017 for a broken right toe.


    During that visit, it was determined that he had both hypertension and diabetes. He was again admitted in November of 2017 with peripheral vascular disease and a gangrenous toe. He returned to Mount Carmel West on December 5, 2017 and was admitted to the ICU under the care of Dr. William Husel, according to the lawsuit.



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    The lawsuit alleges that Dr. Husel ordered 1,000 micrograms of fentanyl to be administer by ?IV push all at once over the period of three to five minutes.? The lawsuit goes on to state:

    ?Fentanyl is a CNS (Central Nervous System) drug and a controlled substance. Mount Carmel uses an AMDS (Automated Medication Dispensing System) system to administer drugs but does not have adequate policies and procedures in place to verify that CNS drugs are correctly administered or to prevent excessive doses from being administered. Mount Carmel failed to prevent massive doses of CNS drugs such as Fentanyl from being accessed by nurses utilizing the AMDS system. A properly programed AMDS system would deny a request for an excessive dosage of Fentanyl, and the machine would not permit any trays to be opened. In situations where a proper dosage of perhaps 50 mcg is requested, a tray would open, but there should only be the dosage of Fentanyl requested in the tray. At Mount Carmel, however, an excessive dose of Fentanyl was permitted to be accessed and dispensed. The AMDS system at Mount Carmel gave the nurse access to as much Fentanyl as was stocked in the AMDS machine without appropriate intervention.?

    The lawsuit alleges that the dose given to Mollette was grossly inappropriate.

    Mount Carmel fired Dr. William Husel in December after an internal investigation raised questions about his patient care. To date, 35 patients are believed to have been given excessive ? or in some cases potentially lethal ? doses of fentanyl or other pain medications. All 35 patients under Husel?s care died between 2014 and 2018.

    On Wednesday, reporters spoke to Attorney David Shroyer, along with Susan Mollette, Danny?s widow, and their son, Brian.

    Brian recalled a conversation he had with Dr. William Husel.

    ?He said my father?s organs were shutting down and that he was brain damaged? and I should consider taking him off life support. We decided to take him off life support. In hindsight, we felt kind of rushed to make that decision?? Brian Mollette told reporters.

    Earlier this month, Husel was indicted on 25 counts of murder ? related to the 25 patients who received 500 mcg of fentanyl or more.

    Mollette, according to prosecutors, was one of those patients.

    Husel has pleaded not guilty.

    ?I don?t think Dr. Husel had the right to play God with my father?s life or any of the 25 victims that have been identified. Certainly when he was extubated we thought he had a chance to survive. We didn?t think he was going to be overdosed with fentanyl," Brian Mollette said.

    His criminal defense attorney, Richard Blake, has said that Husel did not intend to kill these patients.

    The hospital has publicly apologized for the tragedy, enacted changes internal to restrict access to powerful narcotics and retrained its entire staff. Mount Carmel has also paid out more than $4 million in settlements related to these wrongful death lawsuits.

    Mount Carmel released a statement saying it part that it had not yet been served with this latest lawsuit.

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    https://radio.wosu.org/post/court-wo...husel#stream/0

    A court official has refused to pause pretrial proceedings in wrongful-death lawsuits against a doctor charged with 25 counts of murder and the Ohio hospital system where he worked.



    William Husel is accused of ordering excessive painkiller doses given to dozens of patients in the Columbus-area Mount Carmel Health System who later died.

    Lawyers representing Mount Carmel and the fired doctor argued the pretrial fact-finding phase of 10 related lawsuits should be halted because of the ongoing criminal case, to protect the doctor's right to a fair trial. Franklin County Magistrate Ed Skeens rejected that request Wednesday, saying the delay they sought was indefinite and too broad and wouldn't serve the public interest.

    "A large number of families are involved in these cases, and they want to find out what happened to their loved ones and have their day in court," Skeens wrote.

    Husel has pleaded not guilty. His lawyer in the criminal case has said the doctor was providing comfort care to dying patients, not trying to kill them.

    Skeens agreed for now to block the families' lawyers from pursuing a sworn statement from Husel, noting that such an attempt would probably be of little value because Husel's lawyer indicated the doctor would assert his Fifth Amendment protection against self-incrimination. The plaintiffs still can pursue testimony from other relevant witnesses, such as nurses and pharmacists who administered or approved the drugs.

    Mount Carmel said it is reviewing Skeens' decision. A message seeking comment was left for Husel's attorney in the civil cases.

    Mount Carmel found that Husel ordered potentially fatal doses for 29 patients who died over the past few years. It said six additional patients got doses that were excessive but likely not the cause of their deaths.

    The hospital system has since publicly apologized and tightened its drug policies and access.

    Husel was charged with murder only in cases involving 500 to 2,000 micrograms of the powerful painkiller fentanyl — amounts far larger than typical doses to address pain.

    In all, at least 30 wrongful-death lawsuits have been filed against Husel and Mount Carmel, including one this week over the December 2017 death of 74-year-old Danny Mollette, of Galloway.

    Mount Carmel has settled some of the other lawsuits for a total of nearly $4.5 million.

    No one besides Husel is being prosecuted, though dozens of Mount Carmel employees were removed from patient care and reported to professional boards for investigation and potential disciplinary action.

    The State Medical Board already suspended Husel's license.

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    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news...dered-n1028926

    The Ohio hospital where a doctor allegedly prescribed excessive and potentially fatal doses of painkillers, prompting murder charges in the deaths of 25 patients, said Thursday it has fired almost two dozen employees and its chief executive will step down in the aftermath of the scandal.

    The 23 employees at the Mount Carmel Health System in Columbus include five physicians, nursing and pharmacy management team members, hospital officials said. Another staffer was placed on administrative leave, while 11 others, not part of the 23 fired, were permitted to return to work.

    Ed Lamb, who joined the hospital system in November 2016 as its CEO, said he will resign by July 25 — almost two months after William Husel, a former intensive care doctor, was charged in the 25 deaths following a six-month investigation by the Franklin County Prosecutor's Office.

    In addition, another Mount Carmel official, Dr. Richard Streck, the executive vice president and chief clinical officer, will retire at the end of September, Lamb said.

    An interim CEO was not immediately named.

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    Bullshit all these hospital staff members should be in prison or executed for letting Dr. Husel kill innocent people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KambingSociety View Post
    Bullshit all these hospital staff members should be in prison or executed for letting Dr. Husel kill innocent people.
    You realize this is not an ok thought process, right? I get being furious and I get being angry at inequalities in society, but wanting to execute everyone for everything you deem as unacceptable isn't normal and isn't ok. You might want to go talk to someone about your anger and desire to kill everyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raisedbywolves View Post
    You realize this is not an ok thought process, right? I get being furious and I get being angry at inequalities in society, but wanting to execute everyone for everything you deem as unacceptable isn't normal and isn't ok. You might want to go talk to someone about your anger and desire to kill everyone.

    True I got that by drinking too much Kool Aid mixed with medication by watching President Duterte's rants on summary executions, Davao Death Squad and Documentaries on vigilantes that ended up more insane than the people they executed because of the way they were lead that a better society was going to happen if they killed all the "bad people" away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raisedbywolves View Post
    You realize this is not an ok thought process, right? I get being furious and I get being angry at inequalities in society, but wanting to execute everyone for everything you deem as unacceptable isn't normal and isn't ok. You might want to go talk to someone about your anger and desire to kill everyone.
    I have to somewhat need to put wiggle room for that to execute everyone for everything you deem as unacceptable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KambingSociety View Post
    I have to somewhat need to put wiggle room for that to execute everyone for everything you deem as unacceptable.
    What?

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    Maybe the patients were bad people and he was the hero, Dr Dexter.
    Assumption is the mother of all fuck ups

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    Quote Originally Posted by marycontrary View Post
    Maybe the patients were bad people and he was the hero, Dr Dexter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marycontrary View Post
    Maybe the patients were bad people and he was the hero, Dr Dexter.
    Holy shit, you just Nancy Drew'd the fuck out of this story!

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    https://www.dispatch.com/news/201907...-set-for-april

    A trial date has been set for former Mount Carmel Health System doctor William Husel.

    Husel, who is charged with 25 counts of murder, appeared before Franklin County Common Pleas Judge Michael Holbrook on Thursday for a pretrial hearing with his criminal defense attorney, Richard Blake, and Franklin County Assistant Prosecutor James Lowe.

    A trial was tentatively set for April 27. Holbrook said he expects the trial to last between four to eight weeks.

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    Given the amount of news coverage Husel’s case has received, attorneys agreed with Holbrook to put together a special questionnaire for potential jurors to receive along with their summons. The need for a larger courtroom to accommodate media and victims’ families and increased security were also discussed.

    >>Read more coverage on the Mount Carmel investigation

    Health system officials say a Mount Carmel investigation showed Husel ordered excessive and potentially fatal doses of painkillers for 35 patients over about four years at the former Mount Carmel West hospital in Franklinton and Mount Carmel St. Ann’s hospital in Westerville. Mount Carmel said it did not believe the drugs caused the deaths of six of those patients.

    Husel, 43, of Liberty Township near Dublin, was fired from Mount Carmel in December, and was charged last month. He has pleaded not guilty. Husel’s lawyer has said the physician was providing comfort care to end-of-life patients and did not intend to kill anyone.

    Bond had been set for $1 million, and Husel posted bond after two days in jail.

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    yikes, and he's out on bond. well, it's comforting to know at least that he'll never practice again, even if the justice system fails.

    there's a series on the oxygen network right now about doctors who do fucked up shit like this, if anyone is interested.

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    https://www.10tv.com/article/casey-a...husel-2019-aug

    COLUMBUS (WBNS) ? Florida attorney Jose Baez, who previously represented Casey Anthony and NFL star Aaron Hernandez, has filed a motion in court to represent Dr. William Husel, a former Mount Carmel doctor charged with 25 counts of murder.

    Husel is accused of providing too much fentanyl to near-death patients who were under his care. He was fired by Mount Carmel Health Systems in December after an internal investigation.


    Diane Menashe, a Columbus defense attorney who represented convicted killer Brian Golsby, has also filed the motion to be co-counsel alongside Baez.

    A message left with Baez?s Florida law firm was not immediately returned. Menashe confirmed what the court records reflected when reached by phone.

    Husel?s current criminal defense attorney, Richard Blake, has previously said that Husel was providing comfort care and did not intend to kill these patients.

    Blake did not return a message seeking comment about the potential change in attorneys for Husel.

    Husel has pleaded not guilty to the charges.

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