Prince's family is holding the doctor that prescribed pain medication to the late singer responsible for his fatal overdose in 2016.
People reports that the family of the iconic singer also blames Dr. Michael Schulenberg for not recognizing Prince's opiate addiction. They believe that if he had treated the condition, it would have prevented the singer's death. The lawsuit was filed this week in Hennepin County.
"Schulenberg and others had an opportunity and duty during the weeks before Prince's death to diagnose and treat Prince's opioid addiction, and to prevent his death. They failed to do so," the papers filed in the lawsuit claim.
Four months ago, the singer's family said they were going to sue the Illinois hospital that revived the "Purple Rain" singer from an opioid overdose just a week before his death. On April 21, 2016, Prince was found unresponsive in an elevator inside his Minnesota estate. The Grammy award winner was just 57-years-old at the time of his death.
This new lawsuit is meant to replace the lawsuit filed in April, according to the attorney that represents Prince's siblings.