According to Ohio hospital, a doctor was accused of giving potentially fatal doses of pain medication to 27 patients.
The Mount Carmel Health System in Columbus states that the doctor, an osteopathic physician, ordered “more than what was needed to provide comfort” to patients whose families wanted to stop all life-support machines.
The doctor was fired following an internal investigation and the incidents have been reported to authorities. The doctor, hospital, one pharmacist, and one nurse were named in a lawsuit filed on behalf of the one patient that died. The lawsuit states that the death was a result of a lethal dose of fentanyl.
The hospital is still gathering information and is unclear if other patients died because of the doctor’s actions.