Ohio hospital where doctor accused of opioid murders worked settles lawsuits


(Reuters) - The Ohio hospital that employed a doctor charged with 25 counts of murder for giving often fatal doses of opioid painkillers to dozens of sick patients said on Tuesday it has settled two wrongful death lawsuits for a total of $9 million.

Columbus-area Mount Carmel Health System settled lawsuits that claim Dr. William Husel authorized drugs that led to the deaths of Donald McClung, 58, in September and Rebecca Walls, 75, in November.