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BERLIN -- John Demjanjuk's attorney has filed a complaint with Bavarian prosecutors charging that pain medication administered to the former Ohio autoworker helped lead to his death as he awaited an appeal of his conviction on Nazi war crimes.
Attorney Ulrich Busch asks prosecutors in Rosenheim to open an investigation of five doctors and a nurse on suspicion of manslaughter.
Prosecutor Juergen Branz said Wednesday officials are obliged to investigate all such claims to determine whether to open a case.
Demjanjuk suffered from kidney disease, anemia and other ailments and died March 17 at age 91.
He was convicted by a Munich court on 28,060 counts accessory to murder on allegations he was a guard at the Nazis' Sobibor death camp. Demjanjuk denied being a guard and was appealing.
The Associated Press