Wrongful Death: If and Who Prince's Family Will Sue

June 7, 2016
Hosted by Dr. Carole Lieberman

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Prince's death is still shrouded in mystery. It has been attributed to an "accidental overdose of Fentanyl," an opioid. But, where these pills came from is still under investigation. Did he get them illegally, or did doctors prescribe them, and if so, who? Is this yet another celebrity death caused by doctors treating them like 'special patients' and not doing the right thing because they didn't want to lose bragging rights? Several doctors are at risk for being sued for wrongful death. Today's guest, Jill F. Cohen, a D.C. attorney who specializes in medical malpractice, analyzes what each did wrong and the issues involved in filing a wrong death lawsuit today. Was Prince's death willful or wrongful? If he hadn't left the hospital against medical advice, would he have been saved? For how long? Was his death by pain pills inevitable, if he continued to refuse surgery to fix the medical problems causing his pain? Today's show explores these questions and more.

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Dr. Carole Lieberman

Dr. Carole Lieberman

Dr. Carole Lieberman is the psychiatrist the world trusts for help coping with today's times. She is also the preeminent authority on the psychology of show biz and the psychological influence of media. A multiple Emmy award-winner, Dr. Lieberman has spent over a decade analyzing the psychological impact of world events, as a guest and host on all major media outlets. She has appeared on "Oprah", CNN, “Entertainment Tonight, “Good Morning America”, "The Today Show", “The O’Reilly Factor”, Court TV, the BBC, and numerous other high profile shows. Her work has garnered numerous awards, including those from the Writers Guild of America, City of Los Angeles and the Film Advisory Board. Dr. Carole's latest book, Coping with Terrorism: Dreams Interrupted, a psychological survival guide, has recently been released. She maintains a star-studded practice in Beverly Hills and is listed in numerous Who’s Who directories.

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