A confidential lawsuit settlement had been reached between Chris Cornell’s family and a doctor who they claim over-prescribed him drugs before his death.
The Cornell family alleged in the lawsuit filed in 2018 in Los Angeles Superior Court that the medication, especially the anti-anxiety drug lorazepam, prescribed by Dr. Robert Koblin led to erratic behavior in Cornell before his death in Detroit in 2017 at age 52. Along with lorazepam better known by its brand name Ativan tests revealed the presence of barbiturates and the anti-opioid drug naloxone in Cornell’s system. However, the coroner did not list them as contributing to his death.
According to court documents, Koblin and his attorney denied any wrongdoing or responsibility for Cornell’s death.