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Joe Jackson to

Sue Dr. Murray

for Wrongful Death

6/23/2010 9:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has obtained a copy of a legal document that Joe Jackson has sent to Dr. Conrad Murray -- a prerequisite to filing a wrongful death lawsuit ... in which Joe claims Dr. Murray had been drinking at a strip club hours before he allegedly administered a fatal dose of Propofol to Michael Jackson.

Wrongful Death

According to the document, "On June 25, 2009, prior to treating Michael Jackson, defendant was at a 'strip club' called 'Sam's Hofbrau' in Los Angeles where he had been 'drinking.'"  The doc goes on:  "It was reckless for him to 'drink' prior to administering anesthesia to Michael Jackson.  He concealed his conduct from Michael Jackson."

The doc, written by attorney Brian Oxman, outlines Murray's treatment and the medical emergency that ended in Michael Jackson's death.

According to the document, Michael had "neurological, pulmonary, and anemia signs over several weeks prior to his death.  In May and June, 2009, Michael Jackson was confused, easily frightened, unable to remember, obsessive, and disoriented."  Oxman goes on:  "He had impaired memory, loss of appetite, and absence of energy.  He was cold and shivering during the summer rehearsals for his show ..."

Oxman claims these problems were caused by Dr. Murray administering a "polypharmacy" of drugs (multiple meds) to Michael.  And Oxman claims, Dr. Murray "ignored the signs of Michael Jackson's pulmonary inflammation, brain swelling, and anemia."

Oxman alleges Murray repeatedly lied about the drugs he administered to Jackson and withheld vital information from EMTs and doctors who were trying to save Jackson's life.  He repeated all of the alleged inconsistencies that have been previously reported.

Oxman says of Dr. Murray, "His conduct was inhuman.  It was an extreme violation of the standard of care."

We're told Dr. Murray received a copy of the document in March.  Dr. Murray's legal team tells TMZ, "The allegations are absolute, utter nonsense." 

And people close to Dr. Murray insist he does not drink ... ever.

We're told the document was served on Dr. Murray on March 27, 2010.  According to California law, Joe Jackson must wait 90 days from the date the document is delivered before filing an actual wrongful death lawsuit.  The 90-day period is up Friday, the anniversary of Michael's death. 

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just an observation    

more stories,,,,the week is not over yet......

1585 days ago


I don't see what damages Joe Jackson can claim for Michael Jackson's wrongful death. Now if he's filing for the estate, that's different but for himself individually, what are his damages?

1585 days ago


Dear Joe Jackson, this nonsense needs to stop. Michael excluded you from his will for a reason. You weren't close and he didn't want you in his life. You need to quit looking for ways to make money from your deceased son. If anyone should be filing a wrongful death lawsuit, it should be Katherine. Not you. Ever. You need to take your lifestyle down a few notches and live off your social security check like millions of Americans do and quit trying to profit.
The end.

1585 days ago


Here's joe... Wanting MJ to support the lifestyle to which he has become accustomed to which does NOT involve him working himself. I hope the courts toss this out on the basis that he has no legal standing to file it - and then makes HIM pay legal fees of everyone involved!

1585 days ago



1585 days ago


I don't care he needs to pay for this, STRIPPERS, are you serious. He can't pay child support but he can take care of other peoples kids..(i.e. strippers)...

1585 days ago


What the hell is with Joe's mustache? Is that thing tattooed on? He just looks f(())g mean. No wonder that family is off the wall.

1585 days ago


We should sue Joe Jackson for being a ****ty father...Joe blames everyone else for MJ's death...MJ had a big part in the drugs he did..Lets put the blame where it belongs..

1585 days ago


Joe Jackson is nothing but an opportunist at his son's expense.

1585 days ago


He doesn't care about his son...he is upset the money train is gone!

1585 days ago

Anita Victim    

What is up with the dudes tattoo mustache? Kill it with fire!

1585 days ago


Oh yea, just an observation on Joes' eye color they are green in this picture, I told you his eyes are hazel just like my grandmas, they go from green to blue to grey to brown, depending on your outfit that day...just an observation, no disrespect to anyone.

1585 days ago


One lawsuit closer to suing TMZ. Sleep well.

1585 days ago


Isn't this like blaming the dealer for the overdose? The girlfriend for the divorce?

1585 days ago


How does Joe know that Dr. Murray was in the strip bar that night?

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