87-Year Old Doctor Responds To Being Sued Over Chris Cornell Death

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Dr. Robert Koblin’s attorney has responded to Chris Cornell’s widow Vicky and children Toni and Chris Jr. suing the 87-year old doctor.

“Dr. Koblin is a competent and conscientious doctor who enjoyed an excellent physician/patient relationship with Mr. Cornell and other members of his family,” Dr. Koblin’s lawyer James Kjar said in a statement Thursday evening. “The experts I have consulted with believe Dr. Koblin’s treatment was within the standard of care in this community and were not a substantial factor in causing Mr. Cornell to commit suicide.”

Dr. Robert Koblin, MD is a cardiology specialist in Beverly Hills, CA and has been practicing for 58 years. He graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University in 1960 and specializes in cardiology and internal medicine.

The lawsuit says Dr. Robert Koblin and his Beverly Hills office “negligently and repeatedly” prescribed “dangerous mind-altering controlled substances to Chris Cornell which impaired Mr. Cornell’s cognition, clouded his judgment, and caused him to engage in dangerous impulsive behaviors that he was unable to control, costing him his life.”

Koblin allegedly prescribed Cornell over 940 doses of the anti-anxiety drug Lorazepam (also known as Ativan) between September 2015 and his death by suicide in May 2017. At the same time, the suit claims, Koblin was prescribing Cornell Oxycodone.

You can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.