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Prince's wrongful death lawsuit has been dismissed


The wrongful death lawsuit against the hospital that treated the singer for fentanyl overdose less than a week before he died, has been dismissed.

The lawsuit was raised in April 2018 after Prince’s family pursued the suit, claiming that a hospital’s failure to appropriately diagnose and subsequently treat an overdose led to the singer’s death back in 2016.

According to a report by the Associated Press, that lawsuit has now been “quietly dismissed in recent months.” Leaving fans having to come to a natural point of closure on the event.

The defendants of the lawsuit included the Minnesota doctor who Prince saw in the weeks before his death. Trinity Medical Center was also in the dock after it treated the singer for opioid overdose one week before he died on April 21, 2016.

AP suggests that plaintiffs have been dismissing defendants from the lawsuit one by one over the recent months. Dr. Michael Schulenberg, who treated Prince in his final weeks, was dismissed in 2019 while claims against the Trinity Medical Center were dismissed permanently back in August.