Cornell, 52, died in May 2017. The official autopsy results ruled the cause of death as suicide by hanging.
Koblin’s attorney said the prescriptions were appropriate.
“Dr. Koblin is a competent and conscientious doctor who enjoyed an excellent physician/patient relationship with Mr. Cornell and other members of his family,” James Kjar said in a statement Thursday evening. “The experts I have consulted with believe Dr. Koblin’s treatment was within the standard of care in this community and were not a substantial factor in causing Mr. Cornell to commit suicide.”
In June 2017, a toxicology report revealed Cornell had several prescription drugs in his system. Those included lorazepam, a tranquilizer used to treat anxiety by slowing brain activity to allow relaxation, according to the US National Library of Medicine. Lorazepam can be habit-forming.
Cornell’s widow, Vicky Cornell, who is among those who filed the suit, had disputed that Cornell’s death was intentional.
“I know that he loved our children and he would not hurt them by intentionally taking his own life,” she said in a statement in May 2017.