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Thread started 08/24/18 11:43am

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Family of late musician Prince files suit against his former doctor

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The family of the late musician Prince, who died of a fentanyl overdose in 2016, is suing a doctor who the family says failed to treat his addiction and provided him with narcotics without a proper prescription, ABC News has learned.

The lawsuit, which was filed in Minnesota district court Friday morning, alleges that Dr. Michael T. Schulenberg, the Twin Cities physician who treated Prince twice in the days prior to his death, failed to properly treat the musician as he was suffering from an opioid addiction.

“He failed to appropriately evaluate, diagnose, treat and counsel Prince for his recognizable opioid addiction, and further failed to take appropriate and reasonable steps to prevent the foreseeably fatal result of that addiction,” reads the lawsuit, a copy of which can be read below. “These departures from the standard of acceptable medical practice had a substantial part in bringing about Prince’s death.”

According to John Goetz, the attorney who is representing Prince’s family in its ongoing suit against the Illinois hospital that treated Prince days prior to his death, the lawsuit brings the fight for accountability back to the musician’s home state.

“Prince lived in Minnesota all his life and passed away here,” Goetz told ABC News. “So we always thought his family's lawsuit belonged in Minnesota.”



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Reply #1 posted 08/24/18 2:40pm

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They are seeking monetary damages or something else or both?

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Reply #2 posted 08/24/18 4:38pm

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Oh. Hadn't expected that.

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Reply #3 posted 08/24/18 5:35pm

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‘Authorities say Dr. Michael Schulenberg admitted prescribing oxycodone to Prince under his bodyguard’s name to protect Prince’s privacy, though Schulenberg has disputed that.

The lawsuit in Hennepin County District Court alleges that the doctor and other defendants had the opportunity and duty during the weeks before Prince’s death to diagnose his opioid addiction and prevent his death, but failed to do so.

The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages in excess of $50,000.’
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