Ohio Doctor Charged With Medical Malpractice
Troy Allison, a 44-year-old excavator with pain from a broken hip, died of a preventable opioid overdose in 2018. It was determined that his cause of death was due to being overprescribed fentanyl. The prescribing doctor, Dr. William Husel, recently lost his medical license after ordering fatal doses of the drug for a total of 28 patients.
He wrote these prescriptions for 1,000 micrograms of fentanyl when the standard therapeutic dosage is 100 micrograms.
Allison wasn’t the only former patient whose story was shared with the world. Another was 64-year-old Bonnie Austin who was admitted to the hospital with chest pains. After being given IV Versed, along with 600 micrograms of fentanyl – also prescribed by Dr. William Husel – she died before her chest pains were even properly diagnosed.
Both of these patients died needlessly due to physician malpractice. Although the doctor in question lost his license due to the inquiry, justice wasn’t fully served. No one should have to go through what their loved ones did. They trusted that the medical practice, in this case, Mount Carmel West Hospital in Columbus, hired physicians who knew how to properly prescribe opioid pain medications.
Prescription Overdose and Medical Malpractice
After an investigation, it was found that not only did Dr. William Husel overprescribe opioids in 28 cases, but there were a total of 33 that died due to his actions. The family members of those patients now have to deal with the fact that they trusted the medical establishment that led to those deaths.
Medical malpractice happens every single day. Medications are overprescribed, the wrong ones are administered, or the dosages are incorrectly given. Hospitals rely on pharmacists and nurses to catch these errors, but many of them slip through the cracks and are administered to patients. The adverse effects are many, including brain damage, organ damage and failures, and even death. None of this should be happening.
If you or a loved one have been overprescribed medication that led to adverse effects that include severe injuries to the brain, organs, or death, then you need to fight back. Those medical establishments need to be held liable for their actions. The doctors, pharmacists, nurses, and everyone involved should be making patients feel better – not accidentally harming them with medication errors.
I want to hold these physicians liable. I’ll meet with you to discuss your case and determine the best way to proceed. Remember – I’ll Make Them Pay!®