Family to sue doctor after Cornell suicide
The family of Chris Cornell is suing a Beverly Hills doctor, alleging he overprescribed drugs to the grunge rock singer, leading to his suicide in 2017.
The lawsuit claims that Dr Robert Koblin “negligently and repeatedly” prescribed mind-altering controlled substances – notably 940 doses of the antianxiety drug Lorazepam, also known as Ativan – to the singer beginning in 2015 and until his death in May 2017.
The suit, filed on behalf of Cornell’s widow, Vicky Cornell, and their two children, says that Koblin during that period kept prescribing drugs to the singer without actually examining him.
Koblin could not be reached for comment.
Cornell, who had a lifelong struggle with drugs and depression, was found dead on May 18 2017 at his hotel in Detroit after performing with his main band, Soundgarden. He was 52.