Transcript for Doctor accused of ordering potentially fatal doses of pain medication
We turn to the doctor now under investigation in Ohio. He's accused of ordering potentially fatal doses of pain medications to 27 patients. Families are outraged. Here's Eva pilgrim tonight. Reporter: Tonight, an Ohio doctor now the center of a homicide investigation, after his former hospital accused him of ordering potentially fatal doses of pain medication for at least 27 near-death patients. We apologize for this tragedy, and we're truly sorry for the additional grief this may have caused the families. Reporter: In a wrongful death lawsuit, David Austin says his wife Bonnie was being treated for "Chest pains and difficulty breathing" at mt. Carmel health, when Dr. William husel ordered a "Leal dose" of fentanyl and a sedative and told Austin his wife was brain dead. Reporter: Bonnie died 30 minutes after the medication. Every time I think about it, I get said. Reporter: The health system says these patients' families had requested life saving measures be stopped, but the doctor ordered more than what was needed to provide comfort. Tonight, 14 nurses and six farm simss have also been put on leave. David, the doctor has been fired. We've been unable to reach him for comment. The hospital items us that an employee alerted them to the doctor's behavior, sparking the whole investigation. David? All right, Eva, thank you.
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