Chris Cornell's Widow Suing His Doctor Over Her Husband's Death

November 2, 2018

According to the Associated Press, Vicky Cornell, widow of late Soundgarden/Audioslave vocalist Chris Cornell, is suing his doctor for allegedly overprescribing medications that contributed to his death.

Cornell filed the lawsuit with the Los Angeles Superior Court under the allegation that the drugs prescribed to her husband, mainly the anti-anxiety drug lorazepam, were contributing factors that caused him to act erractically before he committed suicide in his hotel room in Detriot in 2017. The toxicology reports indicated that there were large amounts of lorazepam in his system at the time of his death.

According to the lawsuit, Dr. Robert Koblin was negligent for repeadedly prescribing Cornell medications that clouded his judgement and altered his behavior to act irrationally and impulsively. The lawsuit's main focus is Koblin carelessly prescribing large amounts of lorazepam (which is sold under the brand name "Ativan") to Cornell for the 20 months that lead up to his death without having any physical examinations or verbal contact with him.