Chris Cornell's death in May 2017 was initially ruled a suicide by hanging, but Cornell's widow Vicky Cornell blamed his death on him taking too much anti-anxiety medication. Vicky stated in her final conversations with Chris that he didn't sound like himself and sounded like he did when he was addicted to Oxycontin.
Vicky said she'd be suing Chris' doctor, Dr. Robert Koblin, for malpractice. She claimed the doctor prescribed 940 doses of the anti-anxiety drug Lorazepam (aka Ativan) as well as Oxycodone during the last 20 months of his life, without even examining him.
Now according to documents published by The Blast, Koblin is denying any and all malpractice allegations.
Koblin says Cornell was “well aware” of the risks with taking the anti-anxiety meds, and argues he’s covered by a malpractice law that protects doctors when a death occurs as as result of a patient’s ongoing disease or condition. The doctor also claims Cornell asked “not to be informed” of all the risks associated with taking anti-anxiety medication, and that he did everything in his professional capacity to help the star.
The allegations have not yet been heard in court, if they make it there. In related news, Brad Pitt and Vicky Cornell are currently working on a Chris Cornell documentary.