The lawsuit calls his doctor “negligence”
Chris Cornell’s family and their doctors who were accused of prescribing certain medications before his death have reached a settlement in the lawsuit.
Court documents submitted by the rock singer’s widow Vicky Cornell and his sons Toni and Christopher Nicholas Cornell’s lawyers stated that a secret settlement had been reached. The documents were submitted in April, but did not attract attention until the City News Agency reported on them on Thursday.
The Cornell family claimed in a lawsuit filed in the Los Angeles Superior Court in 2018 that the drugs prescribed by Dr. Robert Kobrin, especially the anti-anxiety Lorasim, caused the soundgarden lead singer’s behavior to be unstable until he was in 2017. Died before his death in Detroit in 2016, until he was 52 years old. year.
Forensic investigators in Michigan ruled that Cornell committed suicide by hanging. The test found that Lorazide, along with the barbiturate and anti-opioid drug naloxone, was found in the human body. It was commercially called Ativan, but it was not named as the cause of his death.
The lawsuit pointed out that Kobrin and his actions in Beverly Hills, California were “negligence and repeated”, stipulating that “Chris Cornell dangerously changed the mind-changing controlled substance, which undermined Mr. Cornell’s perception. It clouded his judgment and caused him to engage in dangerous impulsive behavior that he could not control, which cost him his life.”
The lawsuit states that the doctor did this because he knew that Cornell University had a serious history of drug abuse.
In court documents against the lawsuit, Kobrin and his lawyers denied any wrongdoing or responsibility for Cornell’s death.
The email was sent to the lawyers of both parties, but no response was received.
The Cornell family’s lawyer said in the April 2 ruling: “After years of litigation and legal settlement negotiations, the plaintiff and the defendant have reached a confidentiality agreement to resolve all allegations.”
The document shows that the key point of the agreement is that it attempts to minimize the degree of disclosure related to the case and keep the terms confidential.
The court document stated that the lawsuit “has received a lot of media coverage and attention from Mr. Cornell’s fans and allies of the plaintiff”. “Unfortunately, like many celebrity cases, this move also attracted the attention of troublesome individuals, who harassed the plaintiff, including threatening the lives and safety of Tony Cornell and Christopher Nicholas Cornell.”
The judge must approve the settlement involving Cornell’s minor children, and according to the documents, if the lawsuit is still not reached, a lawsuit will be filed.
Cornell’s powerful voice and shirtless long hair were exposed on the stage, making him one of the indispensable figures on the rock scene in the 1990s. .