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MJ's Dad: AEG Has Blood On Its Hands

6/18/2010 7:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

AEG put such pressure on Michael Jackson to perform for his London concerts, they effectively forced Dr. Conrad Murray to heavily sedate the singer so he could get rest, which ultimately led to his death ... this according to documents filed with the California Medical Board and obtained by CNN.


According to the 169-page complaint, filed by attorney Brian Oxman on behalf of Joe Jackson, Michael had only sporadically attended rehearsals for the show, leading to a showdown with Michael Jackson on June 18 in which an AEG exec allegedly threatened to "pull the plug" on Jackson's rented home and fire Dr. Murray.

The complaint alleges Murray -- who was allegedly promised $150,000 a month by AEG --  immediately began fueling Jackson with heavy sedatives, including Valium, Ativan, Versed and Propofol so the singer could sleep. 

As we first reported, Murray gave Jackson Propofol virtually every night for six weeks -- until Michael died.

The complaint alleges AEG knew the dangers of Murray's treatment but ordered full steam ahead.  And, according to the complaint, AEG turned a blind eye to Murray's request for life saving equipment. 

The complaint claims AEG was effectively practicing medicine without a license, by forcing Murray to take radical medical steps to protect the show.

The complaint claims, "Had AEG not violated California law and fulfilled its promise to provide Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation equipment and a nurse, Michael Jackson would not have died on June 25th."


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Autopsy Report

Propofol - 2.6 ml In blood
Benzodiazepines-169ml In blood
With Propofol the normal amount for general anesthesia is 100 ml.
My husband had 500ml for his diagnostic procedure last summer.

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Should a man with Interstitial Lung Disease take Lorzepam (Benzodiazepine)?

Severe respiratory failure Benzodiazepines, including lorazepam, may depress central nervous system respiratory drive and are contraindicated in severe respiratory failure. An example would be the inappropriate use to relieve anxiety associated with acute severe asthma. The anxiolytic effects may also be detrimental to a patient's willingness and ability to fight for breath. However, if mechanical ventilation becomes necessary, lorazepam may be used to facilitate deep sedation.

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About the other medications on the Autopsy-

Intravenous midazolam is indicated for procedural sedation (often in combination with an opioid, such as fentanyl), for preoperative sedation, for the induction of general anesthesia, and for sedation of ventilated patients in critical care units. IN THE FINAL STAGES OF END OF LIFE CARE, midazolam is routinely used at low doses via subcutaneous injection to alleviate agitation, myoclonus, restlessness or anxiety in the last hours or days of life.[30] At higher doses during the LAST WEEKS OF LIFE, midazolam is considered a first line agent in palliative continuous deep sedation therapy when it is necessary to alleviate intolerable suffering unresponsive to other treatments.
Oral midazolam is indicated for the short term treatment of moderately severe insomnia in patients who have not reacted adequately to other hypnotics, and who have persistent trouble in falling asleep. Because of midazolam's extremely short duration, midazolam is not used for patients who have trouble staying asleep through the night; moderate to long acting benzodiazepines like temazepam, nitrazepam, flunitrazepam and lormetazepam are used for those purposes. Like other benzodiazepines, midazolam produces a decrease in delta activity, though the effect of benzodiazepines on delta may not be mediated via benzodiazepine receptors. Delta activity is an indicator of depth of sleep within non-REM sleep; it is thought to reflect sleep quality, with lower levels of delta sleep reflecting poorer sleep. Thus midazolam and other benzodiazepines cause a deterioration in sleep quality. WIKI

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By r. schildt,
I only stated that I wondered if MJ had undergone a lung implant or radiation but I really don't know. You asked what medication on his list pertain to post radiation. Prednisone is an anti-inflamatory multi-purpose medication.
Using prednisone to counteract the inflammation caused by radiation therapy can help reduce the coughing, shortness of breath and fever that are sometimes caused by radiation therapy. e-how
Also listed was Trazodone. With it's side effects and zombie effect this is old school. There are much better anti-depressants out on the market.
by r. schildt- Did you state in an earlier blog that you were a doctor outside the U.S.? I think I also remember you mentioning the Interstitial Pneumonitis?

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Propofol - 2.6 ml In blood
Benzodiazepines-169ml In blood
With Propofol the normal amount for general anesthesia is 100 ml.
My husband had 500ml for his diagnostic procedure last summer.

Posted at 2:59 PM on Jun 21, 2010 by tone

Just wanted to clarify that the Benzodiazepine found in the blood at 169 ml was in fact LORZEPAM

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Now back to cleaning out my closet.

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tone 323-330. I am interested in the medico-legal aspects of the case. I want to thank Cherwood 293 for her points, esp. as it relates to the comercial benefits of various "players".I asked
about meds used in connection with radiation.Cannot recall that Prednisolone was found at autopsy.If so, he might have bewen given that for arthritic pains.It certainly did not contribute to his death.--How come the results of the "medical" that he passed with flying colours has not been made public? And what about the autopsy June 26th last summer? It clearly stated cause of death.
--Reviewing comments I came upon something spoopky; after the postmortem CPR was ended and a death certificate was written she
returned to her home and received a call from Michael Amir Williams that Thome-Thome was at the Holmsby residence.He is a murky charachter with a substancial record of things not too nice.
Michael was afraid of him and had fired him weeks if not months ago.Then he has completely disappeared.If I recall correctly it was
AEG that requested the preliminary medical check-up.

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I meant Katherine when stating "she returned..." And I am almost sure he had 2nd degree burns+ a smaller area of 3rd degree burn
where no hair would grow back.
He never fully recovered from the emotional pain following the
trial 2005,he left his home, hid abroad and probably did not feel totally comfortable being in the public eye again.He was pressured into these concerts, and as being prone to insomnia he was under enormous stress which undoubtedly exacerbated it.It was reported he was paranoid and agitated,not unusual under highly stressful situations.Read Charles Thomson´s article:
One of the most shameful Episodes in Journalistic History ,June 14.2010.Can be found on AolNews,Huffington Post.
unusual in a person under ,enormous stress and
being cornered into something he was not too enthusiastic doing.

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....I am getting tired and making mistakes.. sorry.The last 2 statements being fragments of a correction that went astray;

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A few things:
-#291: r.schildt, thanks for clarifying the cornea/eye issue. I think a newscaster used that term and I went with it.
As for the Tohme issue, according to the first reports after Michael passed, he had also been at Holmby when Michael went into arrest, but days later, those stories were pulled for some strange reason. One poster on these boards, I think it was Yelena, was able to find an article she had saved that said he was at the house. This is significant because Tohme claims to have been having lunch with DiLeo at a restaurant in The Hills when it happened. In short he lied so that he wouldn't be a suspect, the plan was for that honor to go to Murray. I think that Tohme was probably there the whole time Michael was in a coma and then dying--he was there to oversee the whole thing.
As for his return to Holmsby after leaving the hospital, he probably went there to take the surveillance tapes out, and get the $5 mil of Michael's he took. I think that may have been his way of getting paid since Michael shut down his plan to auction off Neverland furnishings with Julien's which Michael never signed off on, and which he was fired for.
The other crazy thing is although Tohme had been fired by Michael and had even wished him "Death and Destruction" which was caught on tape, he was still able to resurface in his life and be there at his death bed and at the Hospital, then run to Holmsby and fire the staff....yet he was NEVER CONSIDERED A SUSPECT....
This is a no-brainer when you realize he's connected to Randy Phillips=AEG, Tom Barrack=Colony Capital, and all of the others in the circle of Vultures including DiLeo, Branca, and Suzanne dePasse....
BTW: r.schildt, you're doing fine--your fragments are better than most posters' on their BEST day. FYI--you will find there are many on here who are out and out wolves, but then there's another species worst than them. They tell on themselves because their posts almost always reflect something that paints Michael in a negative light. Of course, I realize there's going to be a few things as none of us are perfect, but all of posts of "Isn't this interesting what I just happened to find about Michael Jackson..."--it's overkill...these are wolves in sheeps clothing and since they mean nothing BUT harm, I say peace out. I gave myself a mandate not to "Feed the Animals" anymore and that's what I intend to do with ANYONE who constantly posts trash against Michael under the guise of "discussion". DONE.
No Peace till Justice!

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re 338 by mymjj5
You mix me up with Tone.Be more careful of which comments you attribute to whom.Tone went on & on about UIP.That topic has been brought up extensively by one "notbythebot" if I remember the name correctly. I did not want to go into that again.Basically I believe in the autopsy-results as reported.I am no friend of murray.

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Unless Dr. Schildt conducted that autopsy on MJ, he or she can keep his or her schildt to him or herself.

Murray is a liar! Murray is a killer! Murray will confess and take everyone down with him!

Posted at 7:06 PM on Jun 21, 2010 by mymjj5
R. Schildt said that she/he wasn't a doctor. My break down of the medications were from the Autopsy report. Yes, you did get confused.
Also, I have never used any other nic.

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Autopsy Report

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I originally read the first autopsy-report. It listed meds found in the body at autopsy.Now I checked on a later one where the med.
bottles found in his room were mentioned,they were written between Feb to April 09. On apr.25 Dr Klein had written him:Tabl. Prednisolone a 10 mg nr 10,Take 6 today and 4 tomorrow. I think he did not take the 4,they were left.Same applied to other meds he had been given, hardly took them and nothing of great interest.
This autopsy did include lung findings,but stated they did not contribute to death.No dg given.He certainly did not have the clubbing of fingers that goes with chronic lung deficiency.I don´t
know where Ian Halperin got his A-1 trypsin deficiency from. That one is most common in caucasian people.I am not denying that all was right with his lungs,but this did not bring him to deaths door.

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Autopsies show Misdiagnosis

Almost one death in five in a well-regarded medical intensive care unit (MICU) was misdiagnosed, and in almost half the cases a correct diagnosis would have resulted in different treatment, a recent study has found.

Researchers reviewed the records of 1800 admissions during a 2-year period to the MICU at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio. Their findings were published last month (Chest. 2001;119:530-536).

Of the 1800 patients admitted, 401 died. Autopsies were performed on 91 of these patients. Those who underwent autopsy were younger than those who did not, but there were no other significant differences.

Of those undergoing postmortem examination, 18 of 91 were found to have a different diagnosis from that which was made clinically. The diagnostic errors were classified in two categories. Class 1 errors were major misdiagnoses with direct impact on therapy. Class 2 diagnostic errors comprised major unexpected findings that, according . . . [Full Text of this Article]
by r schildt,
Good Point! He may have been mis-diagnoised by someone and most doctors would know that A1 Tripsin deficiency is a disease typical of European heritage.

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