Michael Jackson's Trials

Michael Jackson's Trials


The Ongoing Trials of The Late Michael Jackson

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.

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.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Jackson Healthier Than The Average Person

Dr Christopher Rogers, who conducted the autopsy on Michael Jackson, told the court hearing the trail of Dr Conrad Murray that Jackson was "healthier than the average person his age."

Dr Rogers was of the view that it was unreasonable that Jackson could have given himself a fatal dose of  propofol. He went on to state that, in his view, Dr Murray overdosed Jackson when he incorrectly estimated how much of the drug he was giving him to induce sleep to fight insomnia.

The trial continues.