Chris Cornell’s Doctor Denies Overprescribing Him Anxiety Medication
Last year, Chris Cornell’s widow Vicky filed a wrongful death suit against his doctor, Dr. Robert Koblin. Vicky accused Dr. Koblin of overprescribing her husband Lorazepam, also known as Ativan. Now, documents obtained by The Blast show that Dr. Koblin has denied these accusations, claiming that Cornell knew the risks of his medication and refused to consider the adverse effects they might cause.
According to Koblin, Cornell was “well aware” of the side-effects and perils of taking anxiety medications, but asked “not to be informed” of the risks he might come up against. Koblin claims that he did everything he could to let the singer know the dangers of the drugs he was using. Koblin also pointed out that Cornell was an “addiction-prone person”, and that he’s protected by malpractice law that claims a doctor is not responsible when a patient’s death occurs due to an ongoing disease or condition.
Koblin has claimed that he did everything in his professional ability to help Chris Cornell, and wants the suit dismissed accordingly.
Chris Cornell passed away in 2017 as the result of a suicide. Vicky, his widow, has been open in the past about her husband’s addiction, and how it qualifies as a disease.
However, Vicky has also claimed that she didn’t “think that [Chris] could make any decisions because of the level of impairment.”
How this will affect the wrongful death suit against Dr. Koblin remains to be seen.
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