COLUMBUS (WCMH) – A Columbus, Ohio doctor and the Mount Carmel Health System are being sued for allegedly intentionally administering a lethal dose of fentanyl to a woman in late 2017.
The wrongful death suit was filed by the estate of Janet Kavanaugh, who died at Columbus’ Mount Carmel West Hospital on Dec. 11, 2017 at the age of 79.
According to the lawsuit, Doctor William Husel prescribed Kavanaugh an excessive amount of fentanyl for the purposes of hastening the termination of her life.
Fentanyl is a powerful opioid pain medication, approximately 100 times stronger than morphine. Kavanaugh was given 1,000 micrograms of fentanyl through an IV, causing her death within 18 minutes, according to the lawsuit.
Kavanaugh’s family said they learned of the fentanyl dosage more than…
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