Live and Let Die –
June 5, 2019 – A lawyer for Husel has said he didn’t intend to kill patients. Messages seeking comment were left for that attorney. Mount Carmel Health System found Husel ordered potentially fatal drug doses for 29 patients over several years, including five who may have been given that pain medication when there still was a chance to improve their conditions with treatment. The hospital system said six more patients got doses that were excessive but likely didn’t cause their deaths. Many of the deceased patients were seriously ill. Any potential motive remains unclear. Police Sgt. Terry McConnell said none of the affected families police spoke with felt what happened was “mercy treatment.” Husel was fired after concerns arose, though Mount Carmel has said it should have expedited the process of investigating and removing Husel, who worked there for five years.