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Chris Cornell’s Former Doctor Denies Wrongdoing In Malpractice Lawsuit Regarding Cornell’s Death


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Chris Cornell‘s former doctor, Dr. Robert Koblin, has denied wrongdoing in the malpractice lawsuit brought against him by Cornell‘s widow Vicky regarding his alleged role in Chris‘ death. It was revealed late last year that Vicky had filed suit against Koblin, alleging that Koblin had prescribed 940 doses of Lorazepam (aka Ativan) and more to Chris during the last 20 months of his life.

According to the suit filed by Vicky, Koblin did so without follow-up examinations and despite being aware of Chris‘s long-documented struggles with addiction. They feel that Cornell‘s death was a result of the apparent findings that Lorazepam can impair judgment and increase the risk of suicide in addiction-prone individuals. While the above amount of doses does seem excessive, previous studies have shown that long-term use of Lorazepam often results in the patient requiring larger doses of the drug as the body’s natural tolerance builds up.

In documents obtained by The Blast, Koblin alleges that Chris was informed of the risks associated with the anti-anxiety medication he was taking. He also claims that Chris asked “not to be informed” of all the potential side effects with the medication. Koblin also feels that he is covered by a malpractice law that protects doctors during the death’s of certain patients and is seeking to have the lawsuit dismissed.

Chris hung himself on May 18th, 2017 in Detroit, MI after playing a show with Soundgarden and was found to have various prescription medications within his system at the time of his death.

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