Friday, October 14, 2011
Recipe For Disaster
Dr Nader Kamangar, an intensive care doctor, has given testimony at the trial of Dr Conrad Murray. He stated that in his view Michael Jackson was receiving:
"very inappropriate therapy in the home setting, inappropriate sedatives...without appropriate monitoring by Dr Murray.
Ultimately this cocktail was a recipe for disaster in a patient that had underlying dehydration."
Dr Murray's defence lawyer, J Michael Flanagan, retorted that just because there was no record of Dr Murray charting Jackson's vital signs, that did not necessarily mean that Dr Murray did not obtain the information.
However, as Dr Kamangar noted:
"In medicine, it is essential, we cannot take care of patients if we store it in our minds, we have to document things. It allows us to take better care of patients."
The trial continues.