(hennemusic) The family of Chris Cornell has settled its lawsuit with the doctor they claimed overprescribed medication to the Soundgarden singer in the years preceding his death in 2017, which was a top 21 story from May 2021
According to Rolling Stone, the settlement between the plaintiffs - Cornell's widow Vicky and their children Toni and Christopher Nicholas - and the defendant, Robert Koblin M.D., was reached in April.
Filed in November 2018, the lawsuit alleged that Koblin overprescribed the anti-anxiety drug Lorazepam (also known as Ativan) between September 2015 and his death in May 2017, while failing to warn the rocker about its possible side effects, including impairment of judgement and rational thinking, diminished impulse control and increased risk of suicide.
Cornell hung himself in a Detroit hotel room while on tour with the band; while traces of seven different drugs were found in Chris Cornell's system in an autopsy following his suicide, the medical examiner in the case stated that "drugs did not contribute to the cause of death."
"After years of litigation and settlement negotiations, Plaintiffs and Defendants Robert Koblin, M.D., Robert Koblin, M.D., Inc. and Robertson Cardiovascular Center, LLC (collectively, 'Defendants') have reached a confidential settlement agreement to resolve all claims asserted by each Plaintiff," the Cornell family lawyer Melissa Lerner stated in the sealed documents.
"Dr. Koblin enjoyed a close relationship with Chris and other members of his family. He cares deeply about his patients and was saddened at the loss of Chris, as he expressed to the family," Koblin's attorney, James Kjar, said in a statement. "Dr. Koblin believes that helping the family deal with the grieving process is paramount to any of the legal issues involved in the lawsuit that was filed. Resolution of this case was in the best interests of all parties involved to help everyone obtain closure." Read more here.
Chris Cornell's Widow Sued Soundgarden Over Buyout Terms 2021 In Review
Chris Cornell Receives Posthumous Grammy Award Nominations
Candlebox Unplug For 'Riptide' With Chris Cornell's Brother Peter
Chris Cornell Love Letter Shared Online
Neal Schon Announces Journey Through Time Release With 'Lights' Video- Red Hot Chili Peppers Lead Lollapalooza Lineup- more
Def Leppard's Rick Allen Addresses Alleged Assault- Bruce Springsteen Reschedules Shows- The Offspring Sum 41 and Simple Plan Tour- 3 Doors Down Tour- more
Wolfgang Van Halen Inks Deal For New Mammoth WVH Album- Chrissie Hynde Says Rock Hall Has 'Nothing To Do With Rock 'N' Roll'- more
Atomic: The Winery Dogs Reaching a Studio and Performance Peak
The Blues: Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Vanessa Collier, Kirk Fletcher
Caught In The Act: Iggy Pop Rocks Chicago
Party Favors For St Patrick's Day
Caught In The Act: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band Live 2023
The Dillinger Escape Plan's Greg Puciato Announces First Solo Tour
Ween Announce Since Extensive Tour Since 2016 Reunion
Alcatrazz Draw 'Battlelines' With New Video
Immortal Declare War Against All With New Album And Single
Peter Gabriel Expands North American The Tour
Mudvayne Announce The Psychotherapy Sessions Tour
Country Westerns Premiere 'Grapefruit' Video
Steve Hackett Announces Genesis Revisited: Foxtrot and Fifty + Hackett Highlights Tour