Thursday, October 13, 2011
Six Extreme Deviations
Dr Alon Steinberg, a cardiologist, has given testimony at the trial of Dr Conrad Murray in which he claimed that Michael Jackson could still be alive if six 'extreme deviations' in his treatment had been avoided.
He went on to list six flaws in Conrad Murray's treatment.
Dr Murray, according to Dr Steinberg:
1 Should not have used Propofol.
2 Should not have given Jackson Propofol in a home without proper equipment, medical personnel or back-up.
3 Did not make sufficient preparations in case of an emergency.
4 Botched Jackson's care after his breathing stopped, 'inexcusably' giving CPR with one hand on a bed.
5 Took too long to call 911.
6 Failed to keep any medical records on Jackson to help treat him in an emergency.
The trial continues.