A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed...

The family of Prince have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the hospital which treated him before his fatal overdose.

The iconic performer passed away two years ago, after being found unconscious at his Paisley Park complex.

On April 15th 2016 the singer's plane was diverted to Moline, Illinois, where he received treatment at Trinity Medical Center for an overdose.

Prosecutors for Prince's family contend that the hospital’s failure to diagnose the overdose correctly, treat the overdose appropriately, investigate the cause, or provide proper counselling were the “direct and proximate cause” of Prince’s death.

The New York Times reports that the family are also taking action against Dr. Nicole Mancha, who provided care for Prince in the hospital, and pharmaceutical firm Walgreens.

In a statement the family's legal team tie the death of the iconic performer to America's ongoing struggle with opioids.

“What happened to Prince is happening to families across America,” they say. “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.”

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