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Felt Jackson Dead at Scene

6/26/2009 1:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Michael Jackson Dead at the sceneWhen EMTs arrived at Michael Jackson's home yesterday, the medics wanted to pronounce him dead on the scene -- but Michael's personal doctor refused to let them "call it" -- this according to sources close to the situation.

When EMTs arrived there was evidence someone had been performing CPR on Michael for "quite some time." There was evidence of Lidocaine -- an old-school drug that can be used to treat disturbances in the heart's rhythm. Medics took over performing CPR but determined Jackson was lifeless -- and wanted to call the coroner to pick up the body.

We're told Jackson was flat-lined when EMTs arrived.

But our sources say M.J.'s doc demanded EMTs continue performing CPR anyway, and demanded that they take Michael to the hospital.

Once they arrived at UCLA, we're told Jackson's doc continued to personally administer CPR -- even though it was clear Jackson was already gone.

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realityChick    

Oh PUH-leeeze! What a bunch of pathetic, bitter whiners. It wasn't the doc's fault. Jackson was one sick puppy---both mentally and physically. Sorry that he died, but glad he's out of his pain.

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1909 days ago
18.

TN    

Was the doctor in the ambulance with Michael? How long did he wait before he had someone else had to call 911? Why did he avoid answering was he with Michael when he stopped breathing? What tha heck was he think?

1909 days ago
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Patrick McDonald    

Dear Biff: I hate to disappont you but take it from a 30-year California paramedic. It does not matter what the doctor did, or didn't do. It won't matter what drugs he did - or didn't - prescribe. I can guarantee you that if he pushed Lidocaine into his patient without a heart monitor on him, he is incompetent beyond belief in an emergency setting. But it doesn't matter.

Even if he is determined to be guilty of malpractice (and at this point it is far too premature to say) the doctor in this case will not spend 1 minute in jail.

Trust me. Other than nurses, nobody sees more physician screw-ups than paramedics.

From the author of America's Dumbest Doctors
Publication Date: September 25, 2009


1909 days ago
20.

Shannon West    

Thank the Lord he was already gone when put through toooo much!

My heart goes out the the Jackson family...you all where a hugh part of our childhood and ever sense...we are all the same age...me 52 now

I am the eldest of five girls raised by only our mother. my family lost a perfect 18yr. old beautiful person inside and out her name was JoHauna, she (JoHauna) and her mother (my sister) so loved Micheal....I died 5yrs ago and was brought back after a very long coma. Michael/the Jackson Five where a daily part of growing up in Redondo Bch/Torrance, CA (really just right down the road from all of you all) .

God bring comfort and keep you all...we will all be together again forever without the suffering in Heaven

1909 days ago
21.

Debbie    

I thought that he was probably dead when I heard that there was no pulse, no breathing at the house. It just proves that there is justice in the world!

1909 days ago
22.

amcguire01    

This doctor realized he F-d up!!!! Instead of calling 911 right away and giving the dude a chance to be revived at the hospital, he was trying to do it himself. By then it was too freaking late.

1909 days ago
23.

toomuch    

It's obvious that many of the people posting here,do not know anything about medicine.iI work at UCLA ,and I have assisted in codes for an hour or more,and those patients' names were not Michael Jackson. Narcan would have been benifical only in an opiate overdose,but until an autopsy is performed we won't know the cause of his death. If benzo.were the cause of death,Narcan would have been useless. During a code a team of medical personnel work together ,some have never seen each other before until that moment .The adrenalin is flowing ,but,our aim is to save life .The poor doctor was working alone,he could have been so scared that he became blank.If Michael was indeed at addict that's another story.Have anyone of you ever tried to tell an addict that he can't have his/her drugs. Addicts have to be weaned off their medication ,if the drugs are stopped suddenly, the same effect would occur -cardiac arrest. I will pray for Michael's soul and hope that his family finds peace in his sudden and tragic death.

1909 days ago
24.

kynleesnana    

OKAY CLEARLY HERE THE DOCTOR IS THE KILLER, IF WE ALL CAN SEE WHY CANT EVERYONE ELSE. WHERE WERE THE OTHER PEOPLE IN THE HOUSE?? DIDNT WE LEARN ANYTHING FROM THE ANNA NICOLE TRAGEDY?? LETS PRAY IT WAS A PAINLESS DEATH!!!

1909 days ago
25.

michael    

THIS IS SO SAD WE ARE GOING TO MISS HIM, I HOPE THIS DOES NOT TURN INTO A ZOO.

1909 days ago
26.

lily    

How many people have their personal doctor live with them?????

1909 days ago
27.

SEANTINA    

i think that doctor had something to do with his killing love you michael rest in peace for ever

1909 days ago
28.

jc    

how about some narcan..

1909 days ago
29.

docpalmer777    

Hmmm the doctor was th only one with him when he died? I smell something fishy...

1909 days ago
30.

NursePractitionerStudent    

He more than likely got an overdose of Demerol which depressed his respirations leading to respiratory distress and then finally into cardiac arrest. When you give narcotics especially via IV push or directly into the veins you need to monitor respirations very close because it can slow them down dangerously. If the doc gave it to him via IM or a shot into a muscle, it must have been a huge dose to get him in trouble that quickly. For a typical adult the usual dose for analgesia (killing pain) is around 50 - 150 mg every 3-4 hours. For the IM route the time the medicine should start working in him is around 10-15 minutes. It will be interesting to see how much is in his system when tox comes back.

The sad thing about this situation is this...if the doc was monitoring MJ correctly after giving him the Demerol he would have noticed MJ get maybe more sleepy than usual and his respirations slowing way down. The doc could have administered Narcan to reverse the affect of the Demerol on his respirations and MJ would not have went into respiratory arrest that lead to cardiac arrest. His death could have been prevented if this is the case.

Also if you hear in the 911 call, the doc was doing CPR wrong by doing it on the bed instead of a hard surface like the floor. That is another no no.

Hope you enjoyed my input.

1909 days ago
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