LOS ANGELES (CN) – The widower of actress Lisa Robin Kelly filed a negligence lawsuit against the drug rehabilitation center where his wife died last year.
Robert Gilliam and the Estate of Lisa Robin Kelly sued Pax House of Altadena and the clinic’s owners James Burnett and Marcia Burnett in Superior Court.
Kelly, who died at 43, was best known for her roles in the sitcom “That ’70s Show” and “Amityville Dollhouse,” in the Amityville horror franchise.
According to the complaint, Kelly died three days after she checked into the treatment center and was “last seen alive by the staff of defendant Pax House at some point during the night of August 14, 2013.”
“Several hours later on the morning of August 15, 2013, the staff of defendant Pax House found decedent dead in her room,” the 7-page lawsuit states.
The Los Angeles coroner told gossip site TMZ this year that Kelly’s death was the result of an accidental drug overdose.
Gilliam, though, blames Pax for his late wife’s death, claiming that “treatment and care were improperly administered” to the actress and that she “was neglected for an unreasonable amount of time.”
He seeks medical, professional and incidental expenses, damages for wrongful death, and costs.
He is represented by Brian Panish of Panish Shea & Boyle.
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