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January 2019 Archives

Two More Lawsuits Filed Against Mount Carmel, Husel

The attorneys at Leeseberg & Valentine filed two more lawsuits against Mount Carmel, Dr. William Husel, a pharmacist, and two nurses earlier today. The cases were filed on behalf of the families of James Allen and Joanne Bellisari, both of whom were given 1,000 micrograms of Fentanyl.

Mount Carmel Identifies 7 More Victims, Bringing Total to 34

Yesterday, Mount Carmel announced it has identified seven more patients who recevied potentially lethal doses of fentanyl at the hands of Dr. William Husel. It announced one of these new victims likely recevied a fatal doasge. The other six, however, received amounts that went "beyond providing comfort," but likely did not cause the patients' deaths.

LV Files Second Lawsuit Against Mount Carmel

The attorneys at Leeseberg & Valentine just filed its second lawsuit against Mount Carmel, Dr. William Husel, and other medical staff on behalf of the family of Troy Allison. On July 15, 2018, Troy Allison went to the Mount Carmel ER for shortness of breath and an infection in his leg. He was admitted to the ICU and within 3 hours was declared brain-dead. At the urging of Dr. Husel and other medical staff, the family agreed to withdraw care. At this time, Dr. Husel ordered that Troy be given 1,000 micrograms of fentanyl, a lethal dosage, without the knowledge or consent of the family. He was pronounced dead within minutes of receiving the deadly dose of dentanyl. He was 44 years old at the time of his death.

Lawsuit Filed Against Mt. Carmel, Physician for Giving Lethal Doses of Fentanyl

The attorneys at Leeseberg & Valentine filed a wrongful death lawsuit earlier today against Mount Carmel Health System and Dr. William Husel, as well as a pharmacist and a nurse, alleging they intentionally administered a lethal dose of the narcotic Fentanyl to Janet Kavanaugh, who died on December 11, 2017 at the age of 79. According to a medical expert, who signed an affidavit of merit filed with the Complaint, the amount of Fentanyl prescribed and given to Ms. Kavanaugh was grossly inappropriate and excessive, and was intentionally prescribed by Defendant Husel for the purposes of hastening the termination of Janet Kavanaugh's life.

The opioid epidemic and medical malpractice claims

Most people, whether here in Ohio or elsewhere, know about the opioid epidemic gripping the country. Reportedly, one of the primary reasons for the high number of addictions and overdoses was the fact that doctors overprescribed the medications. Pharmaceutical companies told everyone they were safe, but some doctors had to know the truth -- opioids are highly addictive.

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