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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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76.

Quiet    

Flanagan has a DIRTY job to do.
Flanagan will not be able to take the public's heat/pressure in this case regardless what he thinks he knows about Propofol.
Propofol is not to be administered outside of a hospital setting so I hope Flanagan knows that "MEDICAL RULE" about Propofol.
Murray as a cardiologist, should have given MJ CPR the RIGHT WAY on a flat/hard surface like the floor, not on his soft bed 45 mins after having entered the room to see him not breathing.

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Random Angel    

13. For a man who cannot/doesn't pay his child support
, how is he going to pay for these attorneys???

Posted at 5:59PM on Jan 8th 2010 by MiMi

My thoughts exactly.

Doesn't matter, he won't walk. There will be some punishment for him, I would almost guarantee it. There are too many facets of gross negligence; administering the propofol in an improper setting, not having the proper monitoring equipment,giving the other meds back to back to back. The nurse administered propofol in a medical setting. Murray administered it in a bedroom and then LEFT the room. A bit different

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rainbow4321    

I see the spin has begun. Most likely the nurse was in a clinical acute setting and NOT in a private home...and probably was not(allegedly) making multiple phone calls as her patient was taking his/her last breath (or found dead hours after that last breath depending on what scenario you choose to believe). Til ALL the facts of that nurse's case is released, he has no business trying to pass that off..as of right now, it is apples vs oranges.

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They were in it for the money    

Lets not forget here that the Dr. failed to tell anyone-paramedics, hospital nurses, Dr's, etc. what it was he exactly gave to Michael. the turth did not come out until 2 or 3 days later, of course Michael had passed. So theres much more than just an accidental injection going on here. Negligent homicide is what a lot of people are calling it, not just ordinary people but Dr's who are the head of their hospitals. Naw...This Dr. isnt going to get 2 to 4, more like 15 to life.

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80.

HumanNature    

85. 13. For a man who cannot/doesn't pay his child support
, how is he going to pay for these attorneys???

Posted at 5:59PM on Jan 8th 2010 by MiMi

My thoughts exactly.

Doesn't matter, he won't walk. There will be some punishment for him, I would almost guarantee it. There are too many facets of gross negligence; administering the propofol in an improper setting, not having the proper monitoring equipment,giving the other meds back to back to back. The nurse administered propofol in a medical setting. Murray administered it in a bedroom and then LEFT the room. A bit different

Posted at 7:44PM on Jan 8th 2010 by Random Angel

I second agree and don't forget he did not have a license to practice medicine in CA, order and purchase propofol!!!!

MJ's LOVE = WORLD WIDE LOVE

(( LOVE HUG ))

1746 days ago
82.

Loulou    

@84 "And who are the people that is paying Murray's lawyer bills?

Posted at 7:41PM on Jan 8th 2010 by HumanNature"

The corporations that are profiting the most with his death.You know who they are...

1746 days ago
83.

nan    

i think he is gonna get a slap on the wrist..almost like the perferct crime..so what if they take his license..somebody gonna cover his butt.everybody will be ok with it cause they are all making money.hard to believe a guy as big a deal as mj could end up dying due to the help of some nobody insignifigant f up

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84.

diane    

well if dr conrad does get away with it there is alot of loyal fans out there so hope dr conrad as got a really good body guard as someone will get him in time

1746 days ago
85.

Ben    

Random Angel, sorry for going off topic, but I noticed awhile back on another thread that you posted the scent Michael wore. I have the Tom Ford Black Orchid, but I believe there were two more. Do you still have those? Thanks in advance. :)

1746 days ago
86.

Random Angel    

Geri

Bal a Versailles and Jungle Gardenia.

He also smelled like sandalwood incense, lol. I have been told that was the Black Orchid

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87.

Random Angel    

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2010/01/michael-jackson-attorney-builds-legal-team-for-expected-manslaughter-charges.html

Michael Jackson’s former personal physician has hired a Los Angeles criminal defense attorney to help his legal team combat a potential manslaughter prosecution in the pop icon’s fatal overdose last summer.

Dr. Conrad Murray hired Glendale attorney J. Michael Flanagan on Tuesday, the physician’s lead lawyer, Ed Chernoff, confirmed.

The lawyer previously won a manslaughter acquittal for a nurse tried in what is believed to be the only other L.A. criminal case involving propofol, the powerful sedative blamed in Jackson’s death.

Sources have told The Times for several months that Murray is expected to face involuntary manslaughter charges. The Associated Press, citing an unnamed source, reported today that prosecutors will seek an indictment against Murray for involuntary manslaughter.

Law enforcement officials have identified Murray as the target of a manslaughter investigation in search warrants filed in court in the months after Jackson’s death, but a spokeswoman for the district attorney said today that no decision had been made in Murray’s case.

“We have not been formally presented with the case by the LAPD yet.... We do not have a pending case,” spokeswoman Sandi Gibbons said. Murray’s lawyers said that if prosecutors had convened a grand jury, they had not notified them or invited the doctor to testify. Flanagan, Murray’s new attorney, said the discussion of an involuntary manslaughter charge was not surprising.

“That is the only thing they could charge him with, but it doesn’t mean that a grand jury would indict him,” said Flanagan. In 2004, the district attorney’s office prosecuted two Burbank nurses for involuntary manslaughter for administering the anesthetic to a cancer patient without authorization of an anesthesiologist.

The patient died. One nurse pleaded no contest to a lesser charge. The other, represented by Flanagan, was acquitted.

-- Harriet Ryan

1746 days ago
88.

Pink Daisy    

12. These lawyers disgust me. How can they boast about getting people off charges when peoples lives have been lost??
What about the victims and the families.
Disgusting and i dont know how they sleep at night.
Absolutely disgraceful. Slimeballs.

Posted at 5:59PM on Jan 8th 2010 by KAYE

I agree! But you're innocent until *proven* guilty.

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dirty diana    

maybe the lawyer AND murray need a shot!

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MiMi    

From what I have learned is that Propofol is not to be used by an unqualified person, meaning that it should be used only by an anaesthesiologist or specially trained nurse. This is something that Murray had to have known. He choose to administer this drug outside of a medical setting without the proper monitoring or respiratory equipment. He also gave other medications that should not have been used in conjunction with the propofol. Being a licensed physician he should have known the risks from all of the above.

I find it hard to believe that he was that stupid.

Maybe he knew what he was doing....


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