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Jackson Doctors at War

11/9/2009 3:51 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Michael Jackson's two warring doctors are going at it again ... Dr. Steven Hoefflin just accused Dr. Arnold Klein of being a lawbreaker for the things he said last week on TMZ Live.



Hoefflin -- who performed numerous procedures on Jackson -- says he believes Klein may have violated federal controlled substance and trafficking laws, since "...he knew Michael was a narcotic addict yet he repeatedly injected him, probably with others in his office assisting him, 51 times over three months with a minimum of 100mg of Demerol and charged him a large amount of money."

Hoefflin added, "Other Dermatologists use topical and nerve block anesthesia and not repeated Demerol shots."

Hoefflin also accused Dr. Klein of violating the Federal HIPPA laws "by disclosing health care information on Michael Jackson without permission."

Klein and Hoefflin are suing each other.

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keishalee98    

THEY BOTH ARE QUILTY JUST LIKE ALL THE OTHER DOCTORS WHO ARE INVOLVED. THEY ALL KNEW WHAT THEY WERE DOING TO MICHAEL AND WHAT THE DRUGS COULD DO TO MICHAEL. EVERY INDIVIDUAL INVOLVED IN ANY WAY IN MICHAEL'S DEATH OR GIVING HIM DRUGS WILL GO DOWN EVENTUALLY BECAUSE GOD IS NOT GOING TO LET THESE INDIVIDUALS GO FREE. THEY WILL GET IT WHEN THEIR TIME COMES TO DIE, IF NOT HERE OF EARTH FIRST. SO ALL THAT CAN BE SAID IS ENJOY THE FAME AND MONEY WHILE YOU CAN BECAUSE ALL OF YOU ARE GOING TO SUFFER BIG TIME BY THE HANDS OF GOD. NONE OF YOU ALL INVOLVED IN MICHAEL'S DEATH DESERVES SYMPATHY FROM ANYONE WITH A RIGHT MIND. JUSTICE IS COMING TO YOU ALL BETTER GET PREPARED. WHAT A SWEET DAY WHEN IT DOES COME FOR YOU ALL.

1808 days ago
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A.B.    

MJ certainly collected lots of bad doctors around him. He had this other guy on tour who was stoned himself, but luckily didn't kill MJ off already then with the propofol. Hoeflin destroyed his nose, Klein what was left (including giving Demerol, which he admitted), and Murray finally managed to kill his patient by being ignorant, clumsy and negligent. Poor MJ must have had a lot of close calls over the years, and he tried to "live healthy" eating vegetables and drinking fresh juice. Why couldn't he find someone who treated him right?

1808 days ago
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Jill    

Hey TMZ -

I'm a medical professional...just one correction on this story.
It's HIPAA (2 A's not 2 P's). The acronym stands for Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.

May want to correct for your future stories using this terminology.

Keep up the great news, TMZ! Thanks!

1808 days ago
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keshia    

i think i can go on record and say we ALL knew this was coming. I knew it when klein didnt want to say hoefflin's name out loud.

1808 days ago
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A.B.    

Klein was MJ's best friend? I don't think so.

For a man who always felt so lonely, MJ had surprisingly many "best friends".

1808 days ago
51.

MJ    

A.B

MJ didn't collect bad doctors, but those doctors were the ones willing to supply him with illegal drugs for an almighty dollar. MJ played Russian roulette and at the lost. A sad story and tragic at the same time, which could have been prevented by those close to him. But then again if take a close look at MJ's inner circle they all seem to live in la la land.

1808 days ago
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astabasta    

I heard somewhere: the only people worse than lawyers are doctors...

1808 days ago
53.

Michelle    

Please explain to me how anyone, can believe that Michael Jackson was good looking? I guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder but in my eye, after these doctors mutilated his face, with his permission, it is not attractive at all....

1808 days ago
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A.B.    

Dina - yes. Tragically, a doctor who is willing to do what MJ asked, is per definition a bad doctor.

But MJ had real physical problems. He was not romantic about drug use, he didn't create some cult around himself is the depraved hero, he actually had problems with vitiligo, lupus and burn pain, and severe insomnia. Add to that a metabolism wired for addiction, and he was trapped. He needed a really good doctor who could take a period over several months and address those problem one by one, to find a solution MJ could live with. That seems to have never happened.

1808 days ago
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mimi    

hoefflin is the one that messed with michael face and klein is wrong for not getting michaewl help. they can duke it out in a jail cell

1808 days ago
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astabasta    

53. Please explain to me how anyone, can believe that Michael Jackson was good looking? I guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder but in my eye, after these doctors mutilated his face, with his permission, it is not attractive at all....

Posted at 5:42PM on Nov 9th 2009 by yuck

I think he was very good looking - always. I guess it´s just the whole package, personality, charisma, movements, voice, looks. Adorable!

1808 days ago
57.

MJ    

Does anyone remember Katt Williams video, making fun of MJ humiliating, laughing at him when he was live. The man has been charged of robbery and burglary.Now i believe in Kama. Whose next?

1808 days ago
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Daphne Lorincz    

Yeah! I didn't think it was appropriate. A person's medical info and/or financial info should be "Private & Confidential". Its nobody's business. Oh also, a student's transcript. These are private & confidential matters. Well, good luck to them. For those who haven't seen This Is It, should go check it out. the film is entertaining, it opens your eyes to see that MJ was actually a very humble, POLITE person, very humorous at time. This is no acting, these footage are actually the real thing, captured by camera, & that he didnt even know the footage would turn into a film. AWESOME FILM.

1808 days ago
59.

Water    

52. I heard somewhere: the only people worse than lawyers are doctors...

Posted at 5:41PM on Nov 9th 2009 by astabasta

Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2009/11/09/jackson-doctors-at-war/4#comments#ixzz0WPDnPmEO

No,I think you dumb ass fans are the worst people of all

1808 days ago
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:(    

56. KARMA ROCKS!!!!!

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