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Dr. Murray

Lawyers Up

for Wrongful Death Suit

4/13/2010 10:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Conrad MurrayDr. Conrad Murray is already planning his legal strategy in a Michael Jackson wrongful death case ... TMZ has learned.

Dr. Murray, we're told, has already hired a civil lawyer, Charles Peckham, who handles medical board cases and wrongful death lawsuits.

We've learned Peckham has already been in touch with Dr. Murray's malpractice insurance carrier, and it turns out to be a tricky situation.

Sources connected with Dr. Murray's defense tell TMZ Dr. Murray had a malpractice policy issued in Texas that covered his medical practices in Texas and Nevada.

Here's the rub.  Dr. Murray did not have a medical practice in California, which is a prerequisite for his malpractice coverage.  So Dr. Murray's position is that he first saw  Michael Jackson as a Nevada patient and what he did for him in L.A. was merely an extension of the Nevada treatment.

We've learned the malpractice policy would only cover civil litigation, not criminal.  In the event the doctor is sued for wrongful death -- and Joe Jackson promises that will happen soon -- Murray expects the policy would cover attorney's fees and any judgment. 

One source told TMZ, "We fully expect the insurance company would cover such costs."

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61.

Lee lee    

@gimme a break! I never intended in my post to suggest that Michael was a junkie..It was a typo..i was supposed to say that "if michael was a junkie " ...not assume he was. The autopsy doesn't support the junkie theory at all. And the facts.....they are Michael died......Dr gave Michael propofol. Cause of death....acute propofol poisoning..at the hands of another. I don't wanna fight.....your opinions are just as valid as mine.

1592 days ago
62.

Paulette    

Posted at 5:34 AM on Apr 13, 2010 by BarbieJean




I believe the Propoful was purchased through the Las Vegas Pharmacy then shipped to Murrays girlfriends house in California thru Fed Ex.



Has for going to the UK, I would think you would need a license over there to practice medicine...although seeing what Murrays services he was providing was under the table maybe he would have been considered a "friend" just traveling with MJ...I would assume he could not purchase propoful in the UK but maybe the plan was to have his girlfriend ship it over there??? Also I do NOT know the regulations flying on a private jet, I am wondering if someone like Michael Jackson flying on a private jet and his entourage would go through the same customs that people on a commercial jet go through, so if they had it on the plane would anyone know?? Unfortunately I have NEVER been on a private jet so I have no clue how it works...Or just a thought but MJ had friends all over the world so did he know someone who would be getting the propoful over there?? I don't know exactly what the plan was...but the whole scenario seems pretty shady...

1592 days ago
63.

Della    

Then again I am not sure why we are having any of these arguments about Murray in the first place. Murray is not licensed to practice medicine in the State of California. He is not a board certified cardiologist and he is only board certified Internal Medicine.
One media outlet says one thing, one says another thing. If I say something to one person, they try and justify what I said. You cannot justify the truth.
There are too many contradictions going on. I just want to know why no one questions whether this man was licensed to practice medicine in the state of california. No onf you remember early on that he was not certified to practice medicine in California and really not able to travel with Michael overseas. He was licensed in Nevada and Texas, but not California. How can they take away his license to practice in California if he doesn't have one to practice in the state of California unless someone has located one.

1592 days ago
64.

Paulette    

I forgot this in my post (#66)..but i was also going to say that would there even be any regulations on having propoful with you seeing it is NOT a controlled substance?

1592 days ago
65.

igotfleasfromtmz    

Propoful is a controlled substance. Not a scheduled control but none the less it is a controlled substance. The class of control only serves to make it (such as 1,2 and 3) make it more difficult to obtain.
Tylenol is not controlled

1592 days ago
66.

Barb    

insurance fraud, and this folks is why a lot of us can not afford insurance.
Now don't take this as prove positive,
I'll have to dig deep to be sure but I'm pretty sure that I read somewhere that Murry's lic's had expired in CA. and he was medicating MJ at that time.

1592 days ago
67.

gimme a break!    

how about u go through that autopsy again Lee Lee?



let me give u some other facts...
1. Michael has lupus...not mention in the AR
2. Has A form of vitiligo called universal or sth like that not JUST vitiligo AS mentioned in the AR, which by the way should be using a more medical term
3. in 84 he suffered from 2nd and 3rd degree burns that were a result of a pepsi commercial that went bad, he had reconstructive surgery on his scalp for that matter... neither the burns nor any scars are mentioned on his scalp in the AR... and it goes in great detail about other scars all over "his" body...
4. he has a cleft in his chin that he acknowledged putting in in his autobiography... no such cleft is mentioned in the AR
5. he has dark fingernails, no mention of them either...
6. identification was made by comparison to his DL...the same DL that says Michael JOE jackson, yet he has 3 different names on the AR but none of them is JOE.
7. his height according to the 2003 mugshot is 5'11" and according to him in his autobiography it's 5'10", yet the AR says 5'9"...go figure
8. his hair has ALWAYS been black, not only it looks black but that's the colour stated on his DL too, yet the AR says brown
9.Also, the paramedics claimed that he looked so unlike himself that they took a while recognizing him. There is no mention of LaToya IDing the body. Which was the excuse given for her to sign the death certificate-another fake in this case...
10. first he was naked, then he was in a hospital gawn... how did they get the DL then? if someone gave it to them why isnt that person mentioned anywhere?
11. The report states his teeth are all natural. Then, they however proceed to describe ceramic and metallic alteration/restoration and endosseal implants which is a metal wire implanted to support an ARTIFICIAL tooth.
12. The report states MJ was not found in his usual bedroom, down the hall, but in another one, on top of the stairs. Reports from Murray’s lawyer and other sources are inconsistent when it comes to where MJ was found.



i can go on and on forever u know...
dont look JUST at the big picture look at the small YET important details too...

1592 days ago
68.

Lee lee    

Ok gimme a break
I get it...I have read all this on the Hoax site over and Over. It's not like I haven't thought about all of this... I did read the autopsy report. I'm sure if you measured me up to what it says I am on my license , you will find it's not exactly the same. And correct me if i'm wrong,( and I'm sure you will ) but did Michael ever say that he had Lupus. I know Arnie Klein did, but then he also said Michael liked to pee in a cup..( rolls eyes ),Geez....stop with the lecture.
This is meant to be a discussion forum not a lecture site. I appreciate your passion. I even applaud it. The FACT IS.....none of us really know what went down that day. We all have opinions, hunches and gut feelings...is that so bad ?? PEACE

1592 days ago
69.

Angry    

How many lives does this SOB have anyway?
Murray must have a pact with the devil! How else can a man who claim's he's broke,
continually escape prosecution for murdering someone by employing more and
more money hungry lawyers to weasel him out of every tricky situation.
Something's not right here!

1592 days ago
70.

MJVacation    

DEATH HOAX.

1592 days ago
71.

Lee lee    

64. @gimme a break! I never intended in my post to suggest that Michael was a junkie..It was a typo..i was supposed to say that "if michael was a junkie " ...not assume he was. The autopsy doesn't support the junkie theory at all. And the facts.....they are Michael died......Dr gave Michael propofol. Cause of death....acute propofol poisoning..at the hands of another. I don't wanna fight.....your opinions are just as valid as mine.



Posted at 5:54 AM on Apr 13, 2010 by Lee lee

1592 days ago
72.

Lee lee    

I Did not post that twice.....what the???

1592 days ago
73.

gimme a break!    

Posted at 6:38 AM on Apr 13, 2010 by Lee lee



yes u are right.. i was a bit preachy right there... i apologize.. :)
i dont remember Michael saying he ever had Lupus but again he never even said he had Vitilgo until someone asked him... and he also said that he doesnt like going into his medical history... so i suppose he wanted to keep it private.. and yeah klein said it and he also said he has medical records of it...
plus check this out...



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxyRGJ1latc



this guy went and saw these medical records and talks about Michael having Lupus... so i guess it's true... dont take this the wrong way... i dont like klein either AT ALL... and yes he's one big attention seeker AND THAT STORY WAS JUST GROSS but they did find a bottle of urine by the bed according to that AR... sooo...
i dont believe that michael ever did such a thing but u never know right?



true we dont know what went down that day... we are trying to figure it out...

1592 days ago
74.

tis_ruthy    

It's either Shakespeare or a right carry on!

1592 days ago
75.

MJVacation    

Michael Jackson never died, that is the whole point. LOL. HE NEVERNEVER DIED! :)



NOTHING is adding up, so I wonder why so many people can NOT see this. The 911 caller REALLY gives everything away...lOl...



and so does rany phillips and Frank Dileo...If they were gonna make us believe MJ is dead, they could have done a better job at it..



Because now the poll says that 58% believe MJ is alive..(since last time I chacked)...So obviously there are more believers than non believers..



In my opinion, there should be no arguments over propful because MJ is alive. =D



Tee hee <33333



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