The family of late pop icon Prince Rogers Nelson has filed a lawsuit against a hospital that treated him and the pharmacy where the ‘killer’ pain drug was bought.
The family lawyers George Loucas and John Goetz said in a statement, What happened to Prince is happening to families across America. The family wishes through its investigation to shed light on this epidemic and how to better the fight to save lives. If Prince’s death helps save lives, then all was not lost,”.
The suit came after prosecutors in Prince’s native Minnesota said last week that they could not determine who provided the “Purple Rain” star with counterfeit painkillers that proved fatal and did not detect any intention to kill him. With this, Prince’s siblings filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Trinity Medical Center in Moline, Illinois, where the singer was treated when his plane made an emergency stop on his way back from a concert in Atlanta days before he died in April 2016.
Walgreens and the hospital declined remark on the claim, saying they don’t remark on progressing prosecution. Prince is the most noticeable face of an opioid scourge that, as indicated by the Department of Health and Human Services, guaranteed in excess of 42,000 lives a year ago in the United States. Prosecutors said that Prince passed on from an incidental overdose of fentanyl a ultra-strong medication that is up to 100 times as effective as champion in pills set apart as the doctor prescribed medication Vicodin.
The family said the hospital ought to have explored to check whether Prince had taken a fake pharmaceutical. As indicated by Minnesota prosecutors, specialists in Moline managed to Prince two measurements of Narcan, which inverts opioid overdose, yet did not test the pills in Prince’s framework in spite of the fact that the artist was broadly relentless on his protection. The claim, which was documented in Illinois Friday however uncovered later by legal advisors, additionally focused on the drug store chain Walgreens for purportedly administering solution without appropriate checks