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.

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Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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