Prince’s fam­ily sues doc

Weekend Argus (Sunday Edition) - - WORLD -

NEW YORK: Rel­a­tives of late pop star Prince are su­ing a Min­nesota doc­tor who pre­scribed nar­cotics be­fore his death for al­legedly fail­ing to prop­erly di­ag­nose and treat an opi­oid ad­dic­tion, the Min­neapo­lis Star Tri­bune has re­ported.

A wrong­ful-death law­suit filed against Dr Michael Schu­len­berg and by proxy his em­ployer, North Me­mo­rial Health Care, ac­cused him of twice ad­min­is­ter­ing pow­er­ful painkillers “with­out a le­git­i­mate med­i­cal pur­pose in the days pre­ced­ing Prince’s death”.

The 57-year-old Pur­ple Rain singer was found dead from an ap­par­ently ac­ci­den­tal over­dose in April 2016. Schu­len­berg has pre­vi­ously been fined $30 000 by the au­thor­i­ties.

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