Prince's Family Sues Illinois Hospital and Walgreens Over His Death

Liu Heung Shing  AP FILEPrince performs at the Forum in Inglewood Calif

The suit alleges that the Trinity Medical Center in IL was a "direct and proximate cause" for Prince's death since they allegedly didn't appropriately diagnose and treat his overdose.

Days after authorities in Minnesota announced that no one would be criminally charged in the 2016 overdose death of Prince, his next of kin are suing an IL hospital that treated the singer for an opioid overdose the week before his fatal incident, according to a suit filed Monday.

Prince's family are also suing the pharmacy chain Walgreens, for allegedly dispensing narcotics "for an invalid medical objective and failing to conduct the appropriate drug utilisation review".

Representatives for Walgreens and the hospital's parent company declined to comment on the suit.

Prince was 57 when he was found in an elevator at his Paisley Park estate on April 21, 2016. The official cause of death was a self-administered overdose of the painkiller fentanyl, which is 50 times stronger than heroin.

The results of the investigation, released last week, confirmed that prosecutors would not press criminal charges in relation to the singer's death.

'Stupid question': Trump snaps at reporter who asked about pardoning Michael Cohen
President Trump mocks ABC News Chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl for asking if he would pardon Michael Cohen . Then, he tried to move to another subject. 'Stupid question!' the president said.

Shahid Kapoor and Mira Rajput Kapoor visit the clinic
Nevertheless reviews of Mira pregnancy circulated on societal media like fire, the pair chose their sweet moment to confirm. He pleasantly surprised us by announcing that Misha is going to be a big sister soon with a cutesy post on Instagram.

Spotify announces new free version of its mobile app
This ability to play songs as you prefer will give users more freedom to actually experiment with what they listen to, Zafar said. That's changing in the new Spotify mobile free app, though it's not a complete free-for-all.

Just days before his death Prince collapsed, and it's believed that incident was also caused by him taking a counterfeit Vicodin pill.

After his death, his longtime collaborator and protege Sheila E. told "Entertainment Tonight" that Prince had been suffering from hip and knee pain from decades of intense performing, much of it in his heels.

About a week earlier, his plane made an emergency stop in Moline, Illinois, when he suffered from an opioid overdose and had to be revived by paramedics. Price was found dead in April, 2016, and his cause of death was believed to be due to counterfeit Vicodin pills containing lethal amounts of Fentanyl, an incredibly powerful opioid.

Prosecutors said they found counterfeit pills containing fentanyl in his home, but were unable to determine the source. Prince died one week later of a fentanyl overdose. Authorities said Dr. Michael Todd Schulenberg admitted that he prescribed oxycodone to Prince under Johnson's name to protect Prince's privacy.

As the Times notes, one of the pills Prince told Mancha he took was inscribed with the imprint Watson 853. "Prince's family wishes, through its investigation, to shed additional light on what happened to Prince".

Lawyers George Loucas and John Goetz, representing Prince's family, said in a statement: "What happened to Prince is happening to families across America".

Related News:



Most liked

Stan Lee facing sexual harassment lawsuit
The massage therapist claimed that the inappropriate acts happened on April 21 to 23 a year ago at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago. Meanwhile, Lee's partner Keya Morgan has denied all allegations on behalf of the writer.

March existing home sales growing but still seeing constraints
Distressed sales - foreclosures and short sales - were 4% of sales in March, unchanged from February and down from 6% a year ago. Properties typically stayed on the market for 30 days in March, which is down from 37 days in February and 34 days a year ago.

Bills Unlikely To Trade With Giants For No. 2 Pick
Barkley can anything you need him to do on the field and he's also a high character guy with great leadership skills. With the first pick in our 2018 NFL First Round Mock Draft , the Browns address their biggest need at quarterback.

Waffle House Suspect Captured With Gun, Held on US$2m Bond
Police say he was employed in construction for a while, and there would have been enough work in the booming city for him. Judge Michael Mondell issued the order Tuesday morning and set a bond hearing for Wednesday.

Christina Aguilera Does Carpool Karaoke With the Help of Melissa McCarthy
Christina Aguilera has proved that she has one of the most impressive voices in pop history in the latest Carpool Karaoke episode .

Black Panther 2: Ryan Coogler Expected to Direct
Like Howard Stark and Hank Pym before him, Charles Xavier is likely alive and well, but has just been keeping a low profile. With so many heroes already established, one has to wonder how they'll be introduced in this universe.

NHL Playoffs 2018: Nathan MacKinnon has PK Subban's respect, vote for MVP
Connor Hellebuyck boosted Winnipeg up the standings with a 44-11-9 record, 2.36 goals-against average and.924 save percentage. DENVER (AP) - The Nashville Predators are done dealing with the speed of Nathan MacKinnon and the Colorado Avalanche .

Music's business model shifts as streaming revenue dominates for first time
The global sync market also grew, climbing almost 10 percent and maintaining its two percent share of all recorded-music revenues. Downloaded albums and songs are fading even faster, with revenue down 20.5 per cent in 2017 globally and 23 per cent in Canada.

Govt not in favour of cut in excise duty on petrol, diesel
Currently, crude oil is at $75 against the peak of $110 barrel in 2013 but still, people are made to pay more for the fuel. At present, petrol is retailing in Mumbai at Rs 82 .35; in Kolkata at Rs 77.20; in Delhi at Rs 74.50 and Chennai at 77.29.

We deserve more respect, insists Mourinho
On an individual front, Kane once again struggled to make an impact against United but he refused to blame his recent injury woes for his lack of effect.

Flipkart-Walmart deal: Who will be the biggest gainer?
Flipkart now controls almost 40% of India's online retail market, ahead of Amazon , showed estimates by researcher Forrester. The amount each existing investor sells and the size of Walmart's final stake still need to be finalized, they said.

MURIC Supports President Buhari Controversial #LazyNigerianYouth Statement
The party says that this is why their focus is on the Nigerian youths who are the actual builders of any society. This, for me, is an aberration of language and most unfortunate.

Dollar Rises as Treasury Yields Climb
That drove the gap - or spread - with German bonds to the widest in 29 years while lifting the dollar .DXY nearly half a percent. USA gold futures fell 0.2 per cent to US$1,336.30 per ounce. "We think the euro's weakness may be overdone as despite the U.S.

Last Week Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) Ratings
Finally, CAM Group Holding A S bought a new stake in shares of Amazon.com during the third quarter valued at $244,252,000. Finally, V Wealth Management LLC raised its holdings in shares of Amazon.com by 24.8% during the fourth quarter.

Madonna Loses Lawsuit Over Tupac Letter After Waiting Too Long to Sue
The judge's view was that if Madonna didn't want the Tupac letter to be sold, she should've never signed the release. Fans can place their bids again in July when the items go back on sale.