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Joe Jackson's Wrongful Death Lawsuit

6/25/2010 7:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

UPDATE: The wrongful death lawsuit has been stamped by the federal clerk.

TMZ has obtained Joe Jackson's wrongful death lawsuit against Dr. Conrad Murray that Joe's lawyer, Brian Oxman, will file today -- Joe asks for unspecified damages in connection with the death of Michael Jackson.  And, the lawsuit lists Katherine Jackson and Michael's three kids as "nominal" plaintiffs.

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The lawsuit does not name AEG, though Oxman has alleged the company that produced "This Is It" was at least partly responsible for Jackson's death.   

Oxman does not explain what he means when he lists Katherine and MJ's kids as "nominal" plaintiffs.  He clearly does not have authority to sue on behalf of the children.

According to the suit, "Mr. Jackson believes there are other parties responsible for Michael Jackson's death but has not yet gathered sufficient information regarding their potential liability or responsibility."  The suit says the complaint will be amended when sufficient info is gathered.

TMZ obtained a copy of the complaint, which will be filed in federal court this morning. In the complaint, Joe alleges Dr. Murray withheld vital information from the doctors and EMTs who were trying to save Jackson's life -- information that he had administered Propofol.

The complaint -- much like the intent to sue document TMZ first broke -- states that Murray tried to "clean-up the scene" before EMTs arrived.

Something new ... Murray told cops he was monitoring Michael when he gave him Propofol with a pulse oximeter, which measures the level of oxygen in a patient's blood.  But according to the suit, when police searched the scene, they found the oximeter "in the closet in the next room."

The complaint alleges Dr. Murray felt he could change his story -- from Jackson had no drug problem, to Jackson was addicted to Propofol -- because he kept no medical records, as required by California law.

The complaint alleges Joe Jackson has suffered more than $75,000 in damages, the minimum amount required to get jurisdiction in federal court.  The case was filed in federal -- not California court -- because Dr. Murray's residence is outside the state.

The suit claims Dr. Murray administered a "polypharmacy" of drugs to Jackson for months before his death.

Interestingly, Oxman does not allege in the lawsuit -- like he did in the notice to sue -- that Dr. Murray was at a strip club, drinking, hours before Jackson died.

The complaint says Jackson had a week pulse while he was being worked on at UCLA.  The strong intimation -- had Dr. Murray told UCLA doctors that Propofol was a factor, they could have taken steps to save Jackson's life.

And something else that's interesting.  It was widely reported that Joe Jackson introduced Michael to Dr. Murray in Las Vegas, after Jackson needed a doctor for his children in 2006.  But in the lawsuit, it says, "Defendants Murray, Acres Home (Murray's clinic in Houston) and Global (Murray's clinic in Nevada) solicited Michael Jackson to take care of his individual health needs."

And this sidenote -- When Jackson was taken to the UCLA Medical Center on June 25, he was admitted under the alias, Soule Shaun


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61.

dd    

So not only did he fail to give Michael proper care, he prevented UCLA from giving him proper treatment? And he calls himself a doctor..WOW.

1552 days ago
62.

HumanNature    

mj fan forever



It must matter to you because it got you all PISS AT LMP!!!



I for one DO NOT CARE!!!



THEY ARE "MY FAVORITE" FLOWER AND I PLANTED THEM!!!



NOW WHAT????

1552 days ago
63.

dd    

@10 Electriczipper this is a truce day Trish and Oh Well have agreed, play nice. Think good thoughts.

1552 days ago
64.

Me    

#58 - I know I'm gonna get flamed for this. But I agree. Seriously I dont think it was Conrads fault either. Anyone who was being paid by Michael Jackson did what they were told, weather they agreed with his choices or not. YOU DID WHAT MICHAEL JACKSON WANTED IF YOU WERE ON HIS PAYROLL. Conrad has stated he requested many times for AEG to provide him with a nurse, a nurses assistant, and one of those life saveing heart machines. But he was either denied, or it fell on deaf ears.
It was an unfortunate accident. But what a lot of people are losing sight of here, is that he did what Michael Jackson wanted. Michael knew the reprocussions, and Conrad was not the first doctor to administer this drug to Michael. Michael is at fault for his own death.
It's just a case of another celebrity thinking they are above it all, and should be allowed to do what they want regardless because of who they are. Michael was the worst when it came to this. Everyone knows this.

1552 days ago
65.

mj fan forever    

68. mj fan forever




It must matter to you because it got you all PISS AT LMP!!!




I for one DO NOT CARE!!!




THEY ARE "MY FAVORITE" FLOWER AND I PLANTED THEM!!!




NOW WHAT????



Posted at 7:29 AM on Jun 25, 2010 by HumanNature



I care for obvious reasons. But, I already said above, good illusion to you.

1552 days ago
66.

***    

A man died due to gross negligence of his personal and very well paid physician, and keeping this snake from ever drawing blood of another patient will be the greatest legacy for Michael Jackson. Stop the killings by doctors!!! Enabling script writing money grabbing killers. Klein should be in stripes alongside Murray.

1552 days ago
67.

MJ-ULTRA :)    

maybe he had a pulse for a week .LOL !



besides, what the hell is a "weak pulse"? either u have a damn pulse or you dont.



MICHAEL WE LOVE YOU SO :)



YOUR SONGS ARE BEING PLAYD ALL THEY TODAY ON RADIO



i believe Michaels spirit can see and hear us.

1552 days ago
68.

Laura    

Unfortunately there aren't any criminal accusations in the do***ent, only medical. This is stuff that will affect his license only....not give jail time.

1552 days ago
69.

dd    

The one good think about today is that Michael is happier then he has ever been and doesn't have to listen to all of these evil comments. No more suffering, no more pain. I will celebrate today because Michael can finally rest and not have to deal with Haters any longer!

1552 days ago
70.

***    

A doctor is supposed to uphold the profession and not contribute to the patient's problem. Murray intentionally supplied and administered drugs to an addict, not to mentions administering propofol in an improper setting without proper equipment, therefor he was grossly negligent for cash. It doesn't matter what Michael said or how much he offered to pay, Murray is supposedly a doctor and he had an ethical responsibility to his patient.

1552 days ago
71.

Tara    

Share your tribute!!



www.michaeljackson.com

1552 days ago
72.

Claire    

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



Here we go

1552 days ago
73.

electriczipper    

69. @10 Electriczipper this is a truce day Trish and Oh Well have agreed, play nice. Think good thoughts.



Posted at 7:30 AM on Jun 25, 2010 by dd



The Grump just informed me this and I will be happy to oblige you young lady.Good thoughts only

1552 days ago
74.

HumanNature    

mj fan forever



Apparently, you can't read or comprehend my post!!!



Let me reiterate



THEY ARE "MY FAVORITE" FLOWER
AND THEY WERE PLANTED WAY BEFORE LMP SPOKE ABOUT SUNFLOWERS!!!



SUNFLOWERS ARE "MY FAVORITE" FLOWER!!!!
SUNFLOWERS ARE "MY FAVORITE" FLOWER!!!!
SUNFLOWERS ARE "MY FAVORITE" FLOWER!!!!
SUNFLOWERS ARE "MY FAVORITE" FLOWER!!!!
SUNFLOWERS ARE "MY FAVORITE" FLOWER!!!!
SUNFLOWERS ARE "MY FAVORITE" FLOWER!!!!



I DO NOT CARE WHETHER YOU THINK THAT IT WAS AN ILLUSION!!!!



MJ's favorite flowers could have been ROSES for all I care!!!



But one thing is for SURE AND A FACT!!!



SUNFLOWERS ARE "MY FAVORITE" FLOWER!!!!



Smooches!!!!

1552 days ago
75.

cranky    

55.As much curb stomping we want to do to those that brought us to this day maybe we can spend some of it celebrating what he left us. No energy for those in the shadows manipulating events, just MJ and his legacy.by notamused



Right on! I will try and will likely fail but I promise to celebrate after I rake a few of them over the coals as needed.

1552 days ago
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