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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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46.

CAFF    

Not trying to defend Murray on the Michael Jackson case, but I think the malpractice issue is nothing!
Puncture of the ventricle is a known risk of the risky procedure Dr. Murray was performing--it happens even in the best of hands. Furthermore, if a malpractice attorney wouldn't take the case, there probably wasn't anything there. The family of the patient says they didn't have money, but isn't it the ballyhooed claim of the American trial attorney system that contingency fees allow people to sue even if they don't have money? Anyway, if there was a strong claim, an attorney would have picked up that case in a hearbeat! (pun intended)

1840 days ago
47.

The Truth    

15. 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 :'(

Posted at 3:04AM on Jul 9th 2009 by LonelyM3

Of course it took 30 minutes to call 911.....He was giving Michael an I V ..It takes time to clean all that stuff up and hide it.

1840 days ago
48.

fluffy    

somebody has to end this guys career he cant get away with this , i hope the Jacksons sue him he killed their son and the kids father , they need closure and he ahs to pay for what he did. thise kids are suffering because of his stuips errors, the money can be put in trust or cd till the kids reach 18 or even 25 then no one can touch it.

1840 days ago
49.

The Truth    

This Doctor will be charged with at least manslaughter ,But the LAPD screwed this one up too..They went back into the house AFTER they let the Jackson family and movers into the house..They retrieved more evidence ..SORRY that Evidence is Tainted..So it can't be used..This drug that killed him has to be giving by a Medical person..Really more that just a medical person but he was the closet thing to that He screwed up,, .panicked and Michael died.END of story...Put the handcuffs on this Damn IDIOT...If he gets Jail time I hope it with all White dudes.lmao

1840 days ago
50.

Davee    

It's hot dow here!
Michael

1840 days ago
51.

Sherlyn    



K I L L E R ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

1840 days ago
52.

guy rich    

I SEE HIM IN JAIL VERY SOON.ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME NOW BUDDY.

1840 days ago
53.

guy rich    

#7 I AGREE WITH YOU 100 PERCENT. YOUR RIGHT NOT THE HEART....NOT THE HEART

1840 days ago
54.

guy rich    

#13 IS RELATED TO DOC!

1840 days ago
55.

MJ is ♥    

It is so sad that this family was not able to afford a legal expert to defend the death of their family member receiving treatment under Dr. Murray.

I hope there are changes where families regardless of their level of income can pursue claims without being restricted by income and access to experts. This family should have been able to follow suit.

Seems like Dr. Murray should be prosecuted to the fullest extend as well as members of AEG who participated in MJs tragedy. Hope all families come forward with their claims.

Thank you for the update TMZ.


1840 days ago
56.

Sharn from Arkansas    

Thank God the family of the man this Dr. killed is speaking out.

1840 days ago
57.

tired    

very well put Ivonne if everyone felt that this would be a better world

1840 days ago
58.

opi    

Jacko picked these quacks, and got rid of all the people trying to get him off drugs.

1840 days ago
59.

Cupcake000    

THIS IS THE MAN THAT KILLED MICHAEL. He was an enabler. He administered the propofol. That's why he had the oxygen tanks !!!!! He did it all for the money !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He knew Michael was in bad shape but STILL gave him the drugs !!!!!!!!!! I hope they burn him bad !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1840 days ago
60.

opi    

How did Jacko even pass an AEG physical? Did those docs just ignore his arms covered in needle tracks?

1840 days ago
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