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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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98. maybe murray should have become a lawyer instead of a doctor. he always seems to need one

Posted at 8:45 AM on Apr 13, 2010 by nan


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A man who holds himself out to be a cardiologist, then fails to dial 911 for a man who is in cardica arrest, doesn't move the the man to a hard surface for efficient CPR until a paramedic tells him to, administers a drug that can stop the heart without medical monitoring devices that would've alerted him if the mans hearts stopped or was trying to stop pummping, administered the heart stopping drug at the mans home instead of in a hospital where the man could get help if he got in trouble,setting, talks on the phone for almost an hour when the man is in cardiac arrest, then said the man gave himself the heartstopping drug when the doctor left the room for 2 minutes. The coroner said the heart stopping drug was administered by a medical professional and not by the man.... I could go on but that begs to be answered is why is the man still being allowed to practice as a physician on people.
I wouldn't let him touch my pet. I smell FISH! Good Luck Nevada because this man evidently thinks he should be allowed to practice.

Practice is a key word isn't it? Seems like he practiced all over Michael Jacksons body after rendering him defenseless with heartstopping drugs and a sedative. This man says he has nothing to apologize for and has done nothing wrong. If Michael Jackson could come back to life, he'd tell everything Murray did wrong to him. Murray knows a dead man can't talk though. Again, Good Luck with this person Nevada.

1621 days ago


Justice for MJ? Maybe justice was served, when he died...

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When the Bashir do***entary came out, this man made statements and railroaded Michael. He knew that the things and the way he slanted this story was untrue. One should watch the video of Harvey Levin himself from Celebrity Justice discussing Corey Haim talking about being molested by someone (not Michael Jackson) even naming the person who did it. The police were not interested in this person. They were on a witchhunt against Michael. The DA of Santa Barbara had no interest in anyone other than Michael Jackson.
Posted at 9:38 AM on Apr 13, 2010 by kingstlouie

Here is the video.

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Dr. Murray wrote a letter dated June 15, 2009 explaining he quit his Medical Practice so Dr. Murray willfully and knowingly knew he had no valid Medical Malpractice Insurance in Los Angles California.

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We love you Dr. Murray. Thank you for what you have done in defense of the innocent. We got your back and we love you more every day. Hang tough!

1623 days ago

gimme a break!    

Posted at 10:58 AM on Apr 13, 2010 by marson

his DL says Michael JOE Jackson and NOT joseph...
if u have a pic of it that says otherwise i'd love to see it...
there are A LOT of things missing from that AR and i'm not going through them again...
but let me tell u this...
the michael jackson i know suffered from 2nd and 3rd degree burns...
the person in the AR didnt...
and if u pay close attention no it's not entirely "legal", they got 3 different names on it...i've seen other ARs and they all have just ONE name...
plus it even has 2 different letterheads amongst other things...

SO nooooooo IT'S NOT MICHAEL'S... idk whose it is but it's not his...

and as for the trial yeah i'd love to see it live on TV too...

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Please remember this all fellow MJ Fans. If there is no conviction, there is no crime. It's as simple as ABC.

1621 days ago

gimme a break!

Posted at 7:44 AM on Apr 13, 2010 by gimmeabreak


ever heard what allegation means?

al·le·ga·tion   /ˌælɪˈgeɪʃən/ Show Spelled[al-i-gey-shuhn] Show IPA
1.the act of alleging; affirmation. assertion made with little or no proof. assertion made by a party in a legal proceeding, which the party then undertakes to prove.
4.a statement offered as a plea, excuse, or justification.

when it was time to prove those allegations they COULDNT...
cuz they were false...
the info was precise...NOT ACCURATE!

pre·cise   /prɪˈsaɪs/ Show Spelled[pri-sahys] Show IPA
1.definitely or strictly stated, defined, or fixed: precise directions.
2.being exactly that and neither more nor less: a precise temperature; a precise amount.
3.being just that and no other: the precise dress she had wanted.
4.definite or exact in statement, as a person.
5.carefully distinct: precise articulation.
6.exact in measuring, recording, etc.: a precise instrument.
7.excessively or rigidly particular: precise observance of regulations; precise grooming.

ac·cu·rate   /ˈækyərɪt/ Show Spelled[ak-yer-it] Show IPA
–adjective from error or defect; consistent with a standard, rule, or model; exact.

HE WAS NOT cir***siced and there are do***ents out there that can PROVE IT... and the splotch wasnt there either as JC said... if it were an ACCURATE description he would've been in jail...and NO the settlement-which btw was made by his insurance company and i have do***ents to prove that- was about the CIVIL not the criminal trail... the criminal trail went on...

so next time b4 u open ur mouth do some research...

1623 days ago

Phantom of the opera

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Test Dupe    


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I told y'all this supreme **** up wouldn't have the right
coverage paid for. I see an affirmative action dr. in this
steaming pile of excrement.

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Every dancer has off moments during their performances. The man was overworked and over medicated by the quack he trusted to take care of him. Murray and his attorney(s) will write a book for profit only. You don't have to be a premed student to realize its wrong to administer a heart stopping drug, to a patient, outside an hospital enviroment,without medical equipment on hand, to help restart the patients heart. Also, ordinary people with no medical training know to dial 911 right away when a person is unconcious! That is unless you wanted them to die. Only a heartless person, no pun intended, would cause a person to die then say the patient killed himself. The coroner said a medical professional administered the drugs that killed Michael Jackson. Michael Jackson trusted Murray because he was a HEART doctor He didn't pay him to come kill him. If Michael wanted to die he didn't need Murray to do it. Murray knows a dead man can't talk. He had enough time to pump all the drugs he wanted into Michael Jackson when he was sedated. Read more:

Read more:

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How can you say MJ wasn't a junkie? Gimme a break, his insomnia was self induced. He'd binged on caffeine laden soda throughout the day then he'd use other drugs to bring him back down so he could sleep at night. Routinely taking one drug, an upper (caffeine) to pep yourself up then other drugs, downers to mellow yourself out, that's exactly what junkies do.

"BROWN: Joining me now, Dr. Drew Pinsky, who is professor of psychiatry at the Keck School of Medicine at USC. He's also host of executive producer of "Celebrity Rehab" on VH-1.

Dr. Drew, good to see you.


BROWN: Let's go through this timeline, first of all. This was from the coroner's preliminary report.

And I just want people to hear this -- 1:30 a.m., Murray gives 10 milligrams of Valium -- 2:00 a.m., he injects Jackson with two milligrams of the anti-anxiety drug Ativan -- 3:00 a.m., Murray then administers two milligrams of the sedative Versed -- 5:00 a.m., he administers another two milligrams of Ativan -- 7:00 a.m., Murray gave Jackson yet another two milligrams of Versed.

And, at 10:40 a.m., Murray administered 25 milligrams of Propofol -- quote -- "after repeated demands, requests" from Jackson.

I mean, I can't -- that's one day. It's kind of a mind-blowing amount of drugs here, Drew. What effect does that have on a patient?

PINSKY: It's truly a mind-blowing amount.

It's also clear that that is not the first time he has received that kind of medication, those sorts of doses, because the fact, if -- if I wanted to take down a large animal, a pachyderm, I would load it just about with probably what he got there, four milligrams of Lorazepam, a couple milligrams of Versed. That would take down almost anything and anybody.

That means he was already extremely tolerant of those substances, possibly in withdrawal. And it was inadequate to stop him in his tracks. These medicines were not just given orally. These were given intravenously. These are massive doses.

On top of that, at his bedside, they found Valium, Klonopin, Restoril, other benzodiazepines called -- these so-called somebody -- you heard somebody refer to these as downers. These are all medications that will induce sleep.

When we want to take down a large male in let's say, at a locked psychiatric unit who's agitated and aggressive, we would give him two milligrams of Ativan by shot. He received four milligrams over a very short period of time. Then on top of that took Propofol which is a relative of barbiturate, and you never use those medicines together. To think that Propofol was the lethal injection is a little bit of a misrepresentation, I think, because any use of Propofol outside of a hospital is potentially lethal.

BROWN: Well, I was going to say, and how can, with all of these drugs in his system, how you could even identify Propofol as the one that actually killed him?

PINSKY: I don't think you can. I don't know why that headline is being promoted the way it is. Because the fact is just that slurry of those high doses of benzodiazepine even with a small dose of Propofol is enough to make somebody stop breathing. In fact, there's sort of a recipe for that.

BROWN: So --

PINSKY: I think it's really the combination that really did him in.

BROWN: Drew, is there any -- just to go back to this -- I think I know the answer. But is there any responsible doctor that you know of that would have prescribed this combination, this quantity of drugs to a patient?

PINSKY: Well, I actually feel very sad for Dr. Murray. I mean, the fact it's clear he went into territory that he didn't fully understand. The idea of giving an addict, somebody with a history of addiction, IV Ativan, I must tell you is outlandish. That's absolutely not what an addict needs. And then to allow the patient determine the medicines that they're going to receive, that's a very disturbed situation.

He was in there alone way over his head. I really feel bad for the guy, but there needs to be a team of people with psychiatric expertise, with addiction expertise, with anesthesia expertise and also with cardiology and monitoring expertise as well. But a single doctor by himself simply could not have managed a situation like this.

And then to tiptoe in with these massive doses of medication, irregardless of the fact that he may have been receiving them for some time, which undoubtedly he was. I mean, to be able to tolerate that dose of medication, he must have been receiving this stuff for some quite some time.

BROWN: Let me ask you, though. PINSKY: It's still just --

BROWN: Who's responsible? Because we're also hearing, you know, he begged. We know he begged at least one nurse for Propofol specifically in the weeks before his death, offering tens of thousands of dollars. And even this coroner's report says Dr. Murray gave him Propofol after -- I read that quote, after repeated demands and requests from Jackson when you've treated abusers for years. Who do you think is responsible?


BROWN: I mean, is it Michael or is it the doctor?

PINSKY: Well, Michael, to my eye, to my understanding based on what we're hearing so far, died of addiction. And the fact is, certainly the addict plays some responsibility in this. But we, as physicians, need to not cave into the demand of addicts. And if we can't withstand their demands, we have no business taking care of a patient like that.

This is a situation where -- that shows really when a power and balance that you set up in a physician/patient relationship, the relationship is adulterated, it's tainted. This is why people with a lot of money and a lot of power give bad medical care. They think they're getting special care but they end up getting substandard care.

There's a reason the standard of care is the standard of care because it's the best. If you demand something other than that, the fact is you're more likely to get something substandard if anything else. And particularly if the patient is determining what it is that the physician should be doing, that's an adulterated situation and that's a situation that's going to go bad for the patient.

BROWN: Dr. Drew Pinsky for us tonight. Drew, appreciate your time as always."

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