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2 Largest Settlements Yet Add $9M Over Deaths Tied To Doctor

Associated Press
August 27, 2019

The Ohio hospital system that found an intensive care doctor ordered excessive painkillers for about three-dozen patients who died has reached settlements totaling $9 million in lawsuits over two deaths, which would be the highest known payouts so far in the related wrongful-death lawsuits.

The latest cases settled by the Columbus-area Mount Carmel Health System alleged Dr. William Husel ordered drugs that caused the death of 58-year-old Donald McClung last September and hastened the death of 75-year-old Rebecca Walls in November, according to court records.