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Arnold Klein Claims Partial Credit for 'This Is It'

10/29/2009 9:42 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Dr. Arnold Klein claims his medical treatments during the last three months of Michael Jackson's life were partly responsible for "This Is It."



Dr. Klein's rep is responding to the story we broke -- that he's filed a creditor's claim for services he performed on Jackson during the last 3 months of his life. Klein wants $48,522.89 for his services -- 179 procedures.

Dr. Klein's rep says the bills were all "valid medical treatment." The statement goes on ... "As anyone can see from viewing "This Is It," Michael Jackson looked great, and this was due, in part, to Dr. Klein's skill, hard work and dedication."

The statement addresses the weekend charge for medical services, claiming Klein needed to rent a helicopter to get to Jackson.

As we reported, on one Saturday Jackson went to Klein's office and got 4 I.M. Injections for a minor Restylane treatment -- we're told an I.M. Injection is typically a Demerol injection.

In the statement, Klein says he'll donate any money he receives from the estate to a charity that provides assistance to inner city kids with HIV.

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46.

Janet    

Ol Arnold's just jumping on the band wagon. Get over it Arnie!

1822 days ago
47.

TMZ ROCKS ON    

Klein tell the court that you also want your sperm back.

1822 days ago
48.

Duh    

39. "IM injection" simply means intramuscular injection...it does NOT specify what was injected. CPT codes are used for billing purposes, there is one code for an "IM injection" and then you also use code the medication

for two seperate charges. "IM injection" does not necessarily mean Demerol (although in this instance people are believing that's what it was), but it could be any other of a number of medications.

Just thought I put that nugget of info out there.........

Posted at 9:44PM on Oct 29th 2009 by Lisa


Janalal4 is a nurse (I assume you are a medical person too) and she said that if Michael really had lupus, and Dr. Klein was doing any procedures on him, he might need prednisone injections?

1822 days ago
49.

Duh    

45. Klein tell the court that you also want your sperm back.


Posted at 9:49PM on Oct 29th 2009 by TheWanderingGypsy

ROFLMAO! Girl, you have a wickedly sharp tongue - love it!

1822 days ago
50.

Michelle    

1822 days ago
51.

Smooth Criminals    

I'm getting impression that TMZ is posting these Klein stories just to push people's buttons.

TMZ did the same thing to Debbie Rowe until she sued them.

Media manipulation of readers.

1821 days ago
52.

Duh    

49. Very interesting article about MJ and the price of fame....


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rabbi-shmuley-boteach/the-myth-that-michael-jac_b_338196.html


Posted at 9:53PM on Oct 29th 2009 by nan

Thanks, Nan, that was a very good article. As fans we tend to put Michael on a pedestal, but he was far from perfect. I like the way the Rabbi wrote the article - he spoke the truth but with compassion and care.

1821 days ago
53.

Congressman ron paul    

I'm getting impression that TMZ is posting these Klein stories just to push people's buttons.

TMZ did the same thing to Debbie Rowe until she sued them.

Media manipulation of readers.

Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2009/10/29/dr-arnold-klein-michael-jackson-estate-creditors-claim-demerol/4#comments#ixzz0VNe7guOB
WTF SHE SUED THEM WOW WHY DID TMZ PUILSH THAT. POST THE LINK I WANNA SEE IF ITS TRUE!

1821 days ago
54.

nan    

ladies .the carnage continues..have i got the right word??any way it was my birthday and i did exactly what i wanted ...i went to see the movie again!!i know ...how indulgent...well i actually got alittle more out of it without my best friend crying through out it,,he did say we had four years to heal the planet..maylan?calendar???at any rate i had a wonderful day and my husband has caved and is taking me to the imax. next week...guess if you cant beat them you join them ...it was just as specutacular seeing him the second time i saw him as was the first...what cani say more tan that ..

1821 days ago
55.

Duh    

Good night everyone

1821 days ago
56.

Smooth Criminals    

I agree. IM injection can mean anything. It's Harvey who is assuming it was demerol.

1821 days ago
57.

krystalroz    

Nan (#49)..Please do not advertise for this idiot. Shmuley betrayed Michael Jackson. The tapes he speaks of and wrote a book about were NEVER meant for the public. They were made under the pretense of Shmuley keeping them to study so he would be able to help Michael, privately. Instead, Shmuley, like just about everybody else that claims to have been Michael's "Best Friend"..used these private tapes to betray and exploit his "friend for, of course, the money.

1821 days ago
58.

TMZ ROCKS ON    

3. You have got to be kidding me...

He is the reason Michael looked good?

Somebody pleez arrest this man.

Posted at 9:00PM on Oct 29th 2009 by MiMi
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Well Kleins allegations are correct regarding procedures and benefits
of them but MJ would have had some other doctor do the magic for him
had Klein refused.


Kleins not going to be arrested for anything.

All that big taxpayer $$$$$$$$$$$$$$ the DEA spent?
MONEY DOWN THE DRAIN


But then again Anna Nicole died in 2007 and they're just now lowering
the boom on the devils who enabled her.....omg have you been reading
how allegedly at times the drugs were even forced down/in her! bastards


JUSTICE FOR MICHAEL JACKSON

1821 days ago
59.

mimi    

3. You have got to be kidding me...

He is the reason Michael looked good?

Somebody pleez arrest this man.

Posted at 9:00PM on Oct 29th 2009 by MiMi



This mimi agrees also!

1821 days ago
60.

HumanNature    

This is just another opportunitist azzhole that the world is full of!!!!

1821 days ago
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