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Murray's New Lawyer -- I Know Propofol

1/8/2010 7:40 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Dr. Conrad Murray's new lawyer claims he's the best of the best when it comes to cases involving Propofol and death -- and dude has the track record to prove it.

dr.conrad murry , michel flanagan, michael jackson

TMZ spoke to J. Michael Flanagan who told us, "I'm probably the only attorney in town that has successfully tried a Propofol case involving death."

Back in 2004, Flanagan defended a nurse who was accused of wrongly administering the stuff to a patient who later died. The nurse was charged with involuntary manslaughter -- the same crime we're told the D.A. is likely to charge Murray with. But with Flanagan by her side, the nurse was acquitted.

As for Murray's role in the Michael Jackson case, Flanagan told us, "I am totally unaware of any facts that would give rise to an involuntary manslaughter charge."

As TMZ first reported, the LAPD is expected to hand over their case to the L.A. District Attorney in a matter of weeks. We're told the D.A will almost certainly criminally charge Murray in MJ's death.

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Cali MJ Fan    

But was the nurse administering the drug at home or in a hospital? How did the nurse obtain the Propofol? Did the nurse have proper equipment standing by in the event of problems? Was the nurse properly trained in administration of Propofol?

Regardless, Murray administered the Propofol to Michael in his HOME without proper EQUIPMENT and HE IS NOT LICENSED TO DO SO! Every single medical expert that has been contacted has said his actions were GROSSLY NEGLIGENT!

Perhaps we should also listen to what the attorney is NOT saying.

" Flanagan told us, "I am totally unaware of any facts that would give rise to an involuntary manslaughter charge." "

... does that mean a manslaughter charge would be MORE appropriate? I wonder.

Michael, his 3 young children, family and fans have paid the ultimate price. JUSTICE FOR MICHAEL!

1656 days ago
32.

For Sure    

Hey all,

One thing you forgot ...They were nurses in a hospital setting with the proper equipment. Even if this was a plastic sugeons office!

Murray will be charged with not having the proper equipment hence not giving MJJ a chance if some thing happened..that is negligance. All he had was oxygen... nothing else. No I think he will be charged and I think he will loose...but his sentence Who knows.

1656 days ago
33.

K    

Does anyone know what sort of jail time he could expect to face if found guilty?

Or are you're sentencing rules variable?

K

1656 days ago
34.

Chico    

Grasshopper posted this story first.

1656 days ago
35.

Chico    

26. Does anyone know what sort of jail time he could expect to face if found guilty?

Or are you're sentencing rules variable?
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Someone else posted a website that stated that maximum jail time for state sentencing: 48 months. Federal sentencing: max is 6 years.

This basically means that if he is sentenced through the state, which would be the most likely, he could be paroled after 2 years.

1656 days ago
36.

POWER TO THE WHITE PEOPLE    

27. Grasshopper posted this story first.

Posted at 6:19PM on Jan 8th 2010 by Chico


Thanks for the credit Chico.

1656 days ago
37.

K    

Thank you

OMG that is nothing

1656 days ago
38.

Cali MJ Fan    

NURSE FOUND NOT GUILTY IN PATIENT DEATH VERDICT: 'MISTAKE IN JUDGMENT'.

Byline: Alex Dobuzinskis Staff Writer

PASADENA - A former Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center nurse was acquitted Wednesday of involuntary manslaughterThe act of unlawfully killing another human being unintentionally.

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When a person is not expected to live more than 12 months.

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Amy Brunner, 26, was accused of leaving the anesthetic anesthetic

Agent that produces a local or general loss of sensation, including pain, and therefore is useful in surgery and dentistry. General anesthesia induces loss of consciousness, most often using hydrocarbons (e.g. Diprivan in a syringe on June 7, 2003, for fellow nurse Kelly Miyasato, 32, to administer to Pierre Azar, 80, who was suffering from cancer. Azar was pronounced dead 10 minutes after Miyasato administered the drug.

Brunner's attorney, J. Michael Flanagan, said jurors found that Azar's death resulted from ``a mistake in judgment'' but not manslaughter on the part of Brunner.

``She's feeling very, very relieved that this nightmare has come to an end,'' Flanagan said.

The state Board of Registered Nursing has filed administrative charges against both nurses. Hearings on those charges are scheduled for March, but they still have their licenses. Brunner is working as a nurse in a medical office, Flanagan said.

The jury deliberated all day Wednesday at Pasadena Superior Court and came back Thursday morning and returned its verdict.

``While Ms. Brunner violated the medical center's policy as well as the scope of her nursing practice by providing a medication without a doctor's prescription, we are aware that she never meant to harm the patient. She was only trying to help another nurse in the care of the patient,'' Patrick Petre, the hospital's administrator, said in a statement.

The nurses are no longer working at the hospital.

Miyasato pleaded no contest Monday to practicing medicine without certification and had an involuntary manslaughter charge dismissed. She was sentenced to five years' probation and 350 hours of community service.

Diprivan, a fast-acting drug that can stop a patient from breathing, is only supposed to be administered through a syringe if the patient is breathing with a respirator respirator /res·pi·ra·tor/ (res´pi-ra?ter) ventilator (2).
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3. prosecutors. Miyasato gave Azar, who was not on a respirator, the drug in the early morning hours, when no doctor was nearby.

Flanagan said he is in settlement negotiations with the Board of Registered Nursing and that Brunner will not lose her license. An attorney for the agency would not confirm whether those negotiations are under way.

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, a spokeswoman for the District Attorney's Office, said ``this was a case that needed to be taken to a jury.

http://www.thefreelibrary.com/NURSE+FOUND+NOT+GUILTY+IN+PATIENT+DEATH+VERDICT:+'MISTAKE+IN+JUDGMENT'-a0124231339

Here Board revoked her license, etc: http://rn.ca.gov/public/rn604898.pdf

1656 days ago
39.

ric    

Does anyone know what sort of jail time he could expect to face if found guilty?

Or are you're sentencing rules variable?

K

Posted at 6:19PM on Jan 8th 2010 by K

Involuntary manslaughter carries a term of 2-4 years in Cali.

1656 days ago
40.

POWER TO THE WHITE PEOPLE    

Someone else posted a website that stated that maximum jail time for state sentencing: 48 months. Federal sentencing: max is 6 years.

This basically means that if he is sentenced through the state, which would be the most likely, he could be paroled after 2 years.

Posted at 6:22PM on Jan 8th 2010 by Chico


You are very correct someome had posted 2 to 4 years on another thread.

1656 days ago
41.

causeiamok    

Just another chapter in this book.
~cough - hoax ~
And down the rabbit hole we go.

1656 days ago
42.

DB    

How'd his broke murdering, non child support payin *ss hire this man? I agree he is not going to jail LaToya doesnt sound so crazy afterall. Oh well MJ created this freak show and now he died because of it.

1656 days ago
43.

POWER TO THE WHITE PEOPLE    

Jackson Doc Hires Attorney with Experience Handling Propofol Case

The Insider" has learned that Michael Jackson's former personal physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, has hired a new attorney.


Murray's attorney Ed Chernoff tells "The Insider": "J. Michael Flanagan was added to Dr. Conrad Murray's defense team this past week."

Flanagan told the Associated Press that he once handled a case involving Propofol years ago and has represented cases with heavy media attention before.

Citing a source, the AP reported earlier Friday that prosecutors will seek an involuntary manslaughter indictment of Dr. Murray related to the June 25 death of the King of Pop. Murray's attorney Ed Chernoff told ET Friday in part, "We have refused to comment on stories involving unnamed sources and will continue to do so. However, we can confirm that we have not received notice of an impaneled grand jury and Dr. Murray has not been invited to testify."

1656 days ago
44.

Tinkerbell    

I was wondering where are they going to get people for the jury from?

1656 days ago
45.

K    

Prosecutors are debating whether to charge Michael Jackson's personal physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, with involuntary manslaughter or a more serious charge, a law enforcement source told FoxNews.com on Friday.

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