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2nd suit filed over pain meds given to near-death patients

SeattlePI.com Wednesday, 16 January 2019
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An attorney says a second wrongful death lawsuit has been filed against an Ohio doctor accused of ordering that near-death hospital patients get potentially fatal doses of pain medicine. The Columbus-area Mount Carmel Health System announced this week it has fired the doctor, notified authorities and removed 20 employees from patient care pending review. The new lawsuit alleges 64-year-old Bonnie Austin, of Columbus, was killed negligently or intentionally in September when she was given the painkiller fentanyl and a powerful sedative ordered by a doctor who said she was brain-dead. The lawsuit was filed against Dr. William Husel (HYOO'-suhl), Mount Carmel, a pharmacist and a nurse.
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