Thursday, October 20, 2011
"Clueless" in "Never-Never Land"
The trial of Dr Conrad Murray has resumed, and Dr Steven Shafer has returned to the witness box.
In Dr Shafer's view Dr Murray made 17 flagrant violations when administering propofol to Michael Jackson. Dr Shafer told the court that the drug should never be used to treat insomnia, and Dr Conrad Murray's negligence was directly responsible for Jackson's death.
He went on to castigate Dr Murray as being "clueless" about the drug.
Dr Shafer sated that Dr Murray did not know how to respond when Jackson stopped breathing, and was dumbfounded by the delay in calling 911:
"I almost don't know what to say. That is so completely and utterly inexcusable."
Wrt using propofol as a sleeping aid, Dr Shafer said caustically:
"We are in pharmacological never-never land here, something that was done to Michael Jackson and no one else in history to my knowledge..
A competent doctor would know you do not do this."
The trial continues.