Published on November 2nd, 2018 | by Alan Cross0
Chris Cornell’s widow sues his ex-doctor for malpractice and wreckless prescribing of drugs
From the moment her husband took his own life, Vicky Cornell believed was more to the story than Chris suddenly turning suicidal. She was convinced that there were other factors at work, including the role of prescription drugs.
The last drugs Chris took were “a couple of Ativans,” the anti-anxiety drug Lorazepam. Could that have something to do with Chris’ sudden move to kill himself?
Yesterday (November 1), Vicky filed a malpractice lawsuit against Dr. Robert Koblin, claiming that he shovelled a lot of drugs Chris’ way (including 940 doses of Ativan and some Oxycodone) through the last 20 months of his life. Any visits, phone calls or office appointments? Vicky says there weren’t any.
TMZ says the lawsuit points at the fact that Chris was an “addiction-prone individual” but no steps were taken to protect his well-being. Dr. Koblin’s staff, it’s alleged, allowed his staff–non-doctors–to write Ativan scripts without any medical backup.
Read more here.