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Jackson Doc Was Under Investigation Before

7/9/2009 2:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Dr. Conrad MurryDr. Conrad Murray -- the doctor who was at Michael Jackson's home the day he died -- was once under investigation for an alleged botched surgery.

In 2007, Dr. Murray drained fluid from the heart of a 67-year-old Las Vegas patient. The patient died after surgery. According to the coroner's investigation report, his wife was told by one of the docs her husband's heart was punctured during the procedure -- so she complained to the coroner's office.

The investigation report confirms that, during Dr. Murray's surgery, the patient suffered a puncture to the right ventricle of his heart, which was eventually listed as one of four causes of death on the autopsy report.

We spoke to the family, who told us they wanted to file a malpractice suit but it was too expensive -- in part because pursuing that kind of legal action requires testimony from another medical expert, and that costs a lot of money.

Altogether, the suit proved to be too much trouble and the family stayed quiet ... until now.

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wityonastyazz    

When and if he go's to jail they will kill him and if its found out to be true that he did do this to Michael Jackson someone on the street is going to kill him,so he's dead either way. Stupid dumb ass,and it was all about the money now he's going to die for it. Like 50 said get rich or die trying and after all the legal fees he won't be rich so whats next? Its really a shame.......

1850 days ago
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LonelyM3    

2 of Dr.'s mistake is CPR on bed and 30minutes to call 911 even that caller is by other person, if the caller not there more then 30minutes??
RIP Michael :'(

1850 days ago
18.

Momsbank    

Where is the good doc? Must be hell staying in hiding. He owes an explination to this family and especially to MJ's mother & children. It's looking more like he was not monitoring his patient. It was around lunch time...may-be he left the room to eat. I don't think he will ever tell what in fact happened. Even if found guilty he will keep quiet. His children deserved so much better than this. We can only hope that MJ's family can find some peace when all is said and done.

1850 days ago
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Donna Elder    

I find it hard to believe that some people are so naive to think this Dr. didn't know what drug he was administering to Micheal Jackson. That is why he is a Dr. He went to school to study medicine, and I am willing to bet he knew what the drug was. This particular drug couldn't be gotten with a prescription, so where did Jackson get the drug. From the Dr. who else..If not this Dr then it was another Dr, but from a Dr none the less. Drugs thaat are administered from a vial like this are labeled so that you see the name on it. So even "IF" this Dr Murray. I agree 100% with one comment in here. That "ALL" of Jackson's Dr's better find themselves good attorneys because someone is going to be the scapegoat here..Since Dr. Murray was the last Dr. he saw it very well may be im. "ALL" Dr's and Nurses are required by law to be certified in CPR. So unless he was an idiot then he knew CPR..I was in the Nursing profession for nearly 25 yrs, and we had to take CPR classes and be certified every two yrs depending on the state you lived in, because I think some states are one yr. It sounds like someone was in a hurry to do a real quick cover up after listening to the Butler talk on Tv yesterday about how the oxygen tanks were removed from the home immediately after Jackson died. The drug in question was also only to be used in conjunction with oxygen. This Dr. more than likely knew if he didn't get the stuff out of there then he would be in big trouble once they started looking further into Jackson's death.

1850 days ago
20.

MJFan    

To #7 akeem,

Your statements encourages racism and discrimination. Please be careful with the usage of words.

I disagree with you. Once people r placed in graduate schools, they learn everything to pass the state exam to be doctors. If a doctor can pass a STATE EXAM, a doctor can practice in that state. Graduate school entrance exam does not determine whether you can pass a state exam or not.

A doctor's ability practice is not always measured by "how intelligent a man is." Some times we should look into doctor's "moral values." Unethical doctor or not? We should also not look at the intelligence of a professional but also look into their HEART. Do they CARE about other people? or are they opportunists and only care about individual success?

This goes out to all professions.

1850 days ago
21.

Biff    

His Days are Numbered......

1850 days ago
22.

g.augustin-Germany    

you asked yourself for the past couple of days what went really down with Dr.Conrad Murray Murray and his final encounter with MIchael Jackson. Well,listen careful. Some intimate people with Michael Jackson knew that he had millions of "cash" in hundred dollar bills stashes away in his house, his bed,his pillown,his blanket - just anywhere you can imagine - even in the cieling of his WC
Yes,when the Mr.Murray Dr - this crook - who was known for his vast amount of persnal debt that he saw covering when he went to see Michael in need of some pain killers.What Dr.Jeckyll did'd know that Michael had just adminerest himself some medication. So when the Dr.Hyde arrived at the mansion -he claimed Michael was still alive.Of course he was, but not knowing what medication Michael Jackson had already intus,Dr.Murray-when Asked by Michael to give him another "shot of rhythym and blues " he just overdid it a little and the poor Michael Jackson was dead, istantly turnin into a legend. That's the way what legend are made of. Now when the Doctor saw that there was very little left to revive this King of POP, Dr.Murray pancked but took the opportunity to take as little cash to cover his debts - and thatt explains why DR.Jeckyl turned Mr Hyde and ran away to Watts-110th Stree and left the money hidden with some spook who do not wish to be identified - but the LAPD Dept of criminal investigation is already on Mr-Whitch Doctors trail. Don't worry - my source and brain are well connected and don't be surprised when the sun will bring everything to light.
Oh Doctor-please help me - I am falling (Quote by the Rolling Stones

G Augustin in Germany

1850 days ago
23.

M    

Akeem #7, you are an idiot. I wouldn't trust you to wash my dishes properly. Read about the first heart surgeon, who was BLACK!
"Williams, Daniel Hale, 1858–1931, American surgeon, b. Hollidaysburg, Pa., M.D. Northwestern Univ., 1883. As surgeon of the South Side Dispensary in Chicago (1884–91), he became keenly aware of the lack of facilities for training African Americans like himself as doctors and nurses. As a result he organized the Provident Hospital, the first black hospital in the United States. In 1893, Williams performed the first successful closure of a wound of the heart and pericardium."

1850 days ago
24.

Eddie Perry, UK    

If anyone from TMZ is reading this can I ask a question: Where did Dr Murray study for his Medical Degree, can it be verified?

1850 days ago
25.

NoMoreBadDocs    

Please tell the family of the gentleman who died because of Dr. Murray's surgical errors to file a complaint with the Nevada State Board of Medical Examiners. A paper trail needs to be started against this doctor. Hopefully the Nevada Board is not as corrupt as the California Medical Board. At least the Nevada Board has their list of doctors disciplined in an easy to find format. Med mal lawyers are difficult to come by but the family should be able to find one on contingency given that the coroner ruled and listed the death as a cause of surgical errors.

1850 days ago
26.

Sing Sing    

no offense here y'all, but i have to agree with what akeem said above. but i would not say to not trust a doc who is black, but do not trust a doc who went to an all-black college. that just means he wasn't good enough to get into a mainstream college. i also wouldn't trust a doc who went to med school overseas (i.e. the caribbean), regardless of race. if you are raised in america and can't make it into a mainstream american medical college, then choose another f-cking field! maybe you should NOT be a doctor and should NOT be practicing whatever quacky medicine that you'll be performing. the ones who don't get into mainstream med school are the ones who most likely get into the profession for the money, and not because they are smart as hell or because they truly want to help people. forget that sh-t. i had a cosmetic procedure done by some filipina quack (who got her degrees over in the philippines). she messed up so bad, i had to get if fixed. ended up going to an iranian guy educated at harvard, and he did a brilliant job fixing her mistakes. so note to all, be VERY careful about which doc you choose. money or time should NEVER be an issue. spend as much as you have to and wait as long as you have to to get it done right. you don't want any regrets, and you certainly don't want a botched job or death!

1850 days ago
27.

Abby    

Well all been said and done, I sincerely dont think is only Dr murray that should go down but all the Doc that has prescribe one thing or the other that was not necessary for all bcos of money. Only has been more enlighten to read details of any medication before being use he would have known better that all these DOC's are just killer. Ordinary tylenol before I use it I read al over again just to know the side effect and contradication if any not to talk of opiods, I learnt from my mistake when I got a prescription from my doc for a bad allergy, two days in a roll i couldn't catch up in school i was just sleeping and getting so weak and something just say to me to goggle the medication and that was how i found out that the dosage he prescribe for me was too high of a dose and even the medication was not necessary. Remember that there is no such a perfect Doc but God and only Him can Heal without no complication. And to those haters Pls leave MJ at rest and let Him rest in peace. WHO WON'T DIE? PLS TELL ME , SO DO NOT JUDGE SO U WON'T BE JUDGE ON THE JUDGEMENT DAY.

1850 days ago
28.

Pray For the Beaten Up!    

This guy is a hack. He just doesn't look right too many bags under his eyes. Plus he told his patients where he is originally from that he was leaving his practice to "pursuit and opportunity of a lifetime" or some bs such as that. Opportunistic whore! MJ was not an opportunity he was a HUMAN BEING.

1850 days ago
29.

Abby    

AND TO U@ 7 AKEEM, IF AM RIGHT I AM SO SURE U ARE A N------- AND I AM VERY DISAPPOINTED IN U , U ARE JUST OUT OF UR MIND TO HAVE MADE SUCH A STATEMENT ABT BLACK DOC'S, ONLY GOD KNOWS WHAT UR QUALIFICATION I S. STUPID TALK, I WANT TO GET TO KNOW U SO THAT I CAN TALK SENSE INTO UR EMPTY HEAD AND GIVE U LIST OF THOUSANDS OF BLACK DOCTORS THAT ARE EXCELLENT IN WHAT THEY DO. STUPID TALK, NONSENSE, YOU ARE SO IRRITATING THAT I FEEL TO SLAP U IF I KNOW U, IDIOT

1850 days ago
30.

M    

I would trust an average-intelligence doctor any day over an unethical one. And judging from the comments above me, I can't believe racism is still so rampant in America.

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