Family sues doctor over singer’s drug addiction

It seems like each day, there is a drug addiction case that is being tackled. In the entertainment industry, drugs are very present, but of course, not everyone is open about it. It only gets known when one admits it or when one is rushed to the hospital or died because of it. Just like with what happened to Price who was a very popular singer. He died as a result of fentanyl overdose which is considered to be a powerful opioid.

Drug_addiction_princeHowever, this case has taken another turn. This time, the parents are suing the doctor of Prince, claiming that the doctor failed to treat the singer for opioid addiction. Indeed, when it comes to drug addiction, doctors and rehab services play an important role in helping the person overcome his or addiction.

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The family of the late US musician, Prince, is suing his doctor over claims he failed to treat him for an opioid addiction.

The family’s lawsuit alleges that failures by Dr. Michael Schulenberg played a “substantial part” in the star’s death, Yahoo quotes the Telegraph as saying.

Prince died from an accidental overdose of Fentanyl, a powerful opioid, in April 2016.
Dr. Schulenberg has denied any wrongdoing, although he paid $30,000 to settle a federal civil violation alleging that he prescribed a drug illegally.

Earlier this year, US prosecutors announced that no charges would be brought over the singer’s death. But the family’s lawsuit, filed in Hennepin County District Court this week, alleges that Schulenberg and others had “an opportunity and duty during the weeks before Prince’s death to diagnose and treat Prince’s opioid addiction and to prevent his death. They failed to do so.”

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