It’s been over two years since the passing of American musician, Prince Rogers Nelson. However, his family is now taking legal action against the doctor who prescribed him the pain medication that ultimately caused the late musician’s death.
The iconic singer’s toxicology report revealed that he died with exceedingly high levels of fentanyl in his body and since the police did not file any criminal charge against anybody, his family decided to file a lawsuit against Dr. Michael Shulenberg for failing to properly treat the singer.
According to the family, Schulenberg last treated Prince on April 20th in 2016, a day before the ‘Purple Rain’ crooner’s fentanyl overdose. Court documents reveal that the family claimed the doctor’s failure played a major role in Prince’s untimely death.
Prince’s family is currently seeking fifty thousand dollars in compensation for unspecified damages. However, Schulenberg’s attorney believes that Prince’s family’s lawsuit against his client holds no merit whatsoever.
It can be recalled that Prince’s family sued the hospital that initially treated Prince’s opioid overdose as well as Walgreen’s for giving the musician prescription medications to him without a proper medical purpose and failing to ensure the medication was being used properly.