Settlements Being Reached with Mt. Carmel over Patient Overdose Deaths

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN)--Mount Carmel Health Systems is settling several wrongful death lawsuits filed against them over the actions of a former doctor.

According to documents released Thursday, at least two of the lawsuits are now waiting to be approved by a probate court.

More than two dozen lawsuits were filed against the hospital, and Dr. William Husel is accused of ordering excessive and potentially lethal doses of pain medication to his patients at Mount Carmel West.

Details of the settlements were not revealed, and attorneys say some suits could still end up going to trial.

Attorney Gerald Lesburg tells 610-WTVN's Mark Blazor that he is looking to consolidate many of the cases his clients have filed against Mt. Carmel. He adds settlement talks with his clients have broken down.

(photo courtesy ABC-6)

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