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Judge Declines To Make Trinity Health Pay For Husel's Defense

Jan 10, 2020

A federal judge has declined to compel Michigan-based Trinity Health Corporation to pay for a doctor's defense against murder charges in the deaths of 25 patients. 

The judge denied the preliminary injunction sought by William Husel, who was fired by Mount Carmel Health System after it concluded he ordered fatal doses of painkillers. He pleaded not guilty in the criminal case. His pending lawsuit against Mount Carmel's parent company argues his ability to defend himself is hurt if it won't cover his legal costs, as it has in dozens of related civil cases.