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Dr. Murray Dodged Wrongful Death Lawsuit in 2007

2/16/2011 10:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Michael Jackson wasn't the first patient to die while in Dr. Murray's care -- in fact, TMZ has learned MJ investigators spoke with the son of a former Murray patient who BLAMES the doc for killing his dad in a botched surgery. 

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Months after MJ's death, LAPD detectives spoke with Gerard White -- whose father died 6 days after Dr. Murray operated on his heart in Las Vegas back in 2007. 

White told investigators Murray not only botched the surgery and ripped a hole in his dad's heart -- but he failed to recognize obvious, tell-tale signs that his patient was fatally wounded.

Gerard told investigators he and his family contacted a lawyer to go after Dr. Murray -- but they couldn't find an attorney who would take the case because there wasn't enough money to be made.

Gerard also said that after his father died, Murray did "exactly what he's doing in the Jackson case" ... because he never attempted to speak with his family members about the situation. 

Murray's rep tell TMZ Gerard's story is "hearsay and totally unsubstantiated."

The rep adds, "Murray has medical insurance for lawsuits. If an attorney thought Gerard White had a case he surely could have been paid.  The fact that White couldn’t find a lawyer to take the case tells me White's claims most likely had no merit."


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166.

andrea    

to Janice Byrne:

I agree with you 1000%.from your mouth to god's ears. JUSTICE FOR MICHAEL. LET THE MURDERER BE CONVICTED AND ROT IN HELL!!!!!!!!

1309 days ago
167.

AussieMJFan    

Not surprising Dr Death has been responsible for another death.. He's an incompetent fool who didn't even ring 911 straight away! He rang his girlfriend and performed CPR on a bed?? Come on.. He needs a LIFE sentence.

1309 days ago
168.

Daphne     

Every time you're down...please watch this, it's only 1 minute long but it always makes me feel better. (and happy birthday Claire...glad to see you here!!)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EI8RTbJLTbY

Posted at 11:47 PM on Feb 16, 2011 by Chico

Thanks, chico, this is such a nice MJ tribute, so inspiring.

1309 days ago
169.

Daphne     

For MJ fans: A MUST SEE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNAAZ5Nt6pk

Posted at 11:51 PM on Feb 16, 2011 by Chico

Haha. This is so cute. Amazing parrot. Thanks for posting this video.

1309 days ago
170.

Pegasus    

Chico - Oh My God that video is so precious! How on earth did you find it? Thank you for sharing it with us - That was so cute I love it.

1309 days ago
171.

Marie    

CONRAD MURDERER SHOULD HAVE BEEN IN JAIL YEARS AGO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted at 12:56 AM on Feb 16, 2011 by MJ is the Greatest of all

If Dr. Conrad Murray had been locked way in a jail cell in 2009 I believe Michael Jackson would have still been alive today.

1309 days ago
172.

pookiewookie    

How does this quack keep practicing? He pays off thats why he doesnt have any money. He says hes broke which is probably another lie .

1308 days ago
173.

Cherwood    

Hustling, scheming, LYING.......
SO are we REALLY surprised about this previous wrongful death case against Murray? And how would he operate if he's NOT a surgeon? If this is true, something is REALLY rotten. I still wonder if his WIFE has been covering for him by doing his work for him--seems she has all of the degrees and licenses that he doesn't.....
-#265: Hey MiMi! I saw this article on the Mijac catalog being sold off to Sony/ATV while searching for something else and nearly CHOKED....WHAT??? This is HUGE....and not in a GOOD way...
Of course, we KNEW Branca and Co. would take it there, just not this soon...now we know why he's been so quiet....
Branca knew Michael kept those Catalogs separate for a reason. Maybe NOW all of his supporters understand why some of us had issues with him all along: his LOYALTY is STILL with Sony after all is said and done.....
Question is, what will he do next, attempt to turn the Estate into a MAJOR conglomerate by buying BMG, EMI or even SONY, itself; or sell Michael's share of the ATV--now packaged with Mijac, to Sony...
Funny how much of our SPECULATION that we were RIDICULED and HARASSED about on these boards is coming true....sadly.....(sigh)

Cher
MJJ Justice League 2009--WE ARE HERE TO CHANGE THE WORLD!!!
No Peace till Justice!
MICHAEL--IL.O.V.E.U4EVER and MISS-U-SO-MUCH!!

1308 days ago
174.

Addi    

Question: why die James Brown ??
Dr. Conrad Murray was also his Dr.!

1308 days ago
175.

cory    

MICHAEL JACKSON'S HONORARY SON OMER MICHAEL BHATTI HAS SIGNED A HUGE RECORDING CONTRACT DEAL WITH UNIVERSAL
http://www.google.com/#sclient=psy&hl=en&site=&source=hp&q=omer+bhatti+signs+record+deal&aq=1p&aqi=p-p2g8&aql=&oq=Omer+&psj=1&bav=on.1,or.&fp=b5fc6a07c812d0bf

http://www.obeegalaxy.com/
http://twitter.com/realobee

1306 days ago
176.

Butterfly    

Yes Cher, and not to mention how Michael was called PARANOID because he was telling people time and again that he was afraid he would be KILLED for his Sony/ATV share. Nobody believed him, neither his OWN MOTHER, nor LISAMARIE. If MJ was my son or (ex) husband and he told me that I would have informed other people about it and at least TRY to find out WHY he was saying this. They ALL left him out in the cold, blamed his suspicions on his ALLEGED drug abuse and look what's happening now....so sad...(tears)..

MICHAEL JACKSON, YOU ARE FOREVER and WE ARE FOREVER LOVING YOU!!!

Posted at 6:29 AM on Feb 18, 2011 by kathy 40

....and it was so easy just a few tabloid news here and there.. and the world knew Michael was a junkie ..weird ..and would do anything for sleep,with Michaels `agenda` the Quack gets 2 or 3 years ,after that he can have a good life with enough money!

And the Puppetmasters sitting in the background and counting the money for years!

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Not one person believed him not one.

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LOVE AND MISS MJJ

1305 days ago
177.

kitnmeisner    

I'm surprised that nobody nows about Dr. Murray being James Brown's Doctor and he turned up dead too. That was no accident. This guy should have been caught and had the key thronwed away a long time ago. But he screwed up big time with Michael, everybody's watching expecially Michael's fans. They're not going to let this go at all. I sure wouldn't. He's dog meat as far as I'm concerned.

1303 days ago
178.

michaels angel    

well this isnt news i knew he did it to someone else i hear he even killed james brown. see if they let dr death off he will do it again an again the justice system sucks this man should be dead he should be put in the prison with the worse criminals in the world an let them take care of him. he killed our angel now he must pay the justice system needs to get their head out there asses an do something right for a change

1291 days ago
179.

mysteria333    

SINCE THE ARVISO FAMILY DOES'NT HAVE THE DECENCY TO TELL THE TRUTH NOW,, I HOPE THAT THE CHRISTIANITY AND HOPEFULLY THIER BELIEF IN GOD WILL COMPEL THEM TO COME FORWARD AND TELL THE TRUTH,, THEN THEY WILL NO LONGER HAVE TO HIDE AND BE AFRAID..

1277 days ago
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