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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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16.

MIDNIGHT TOKER    

people die everyday..hell I have died over 20 times and keep coming back for more..
but I AM A VAMPIRE IF THAT MAKES A DIFFERENCE

1284 days ago
17.

Ulja    

If the doctor is able to dispense with the anesthesiologist during anesthesia and the necessary equipment for monitoring the condition of the patient, it is not surprising that for him human life is worth much less than the green bucks $ $ $. "
The doctor is a big responsibility, a recognition ..but this is not given to everyone!

1284 days ago
18.

Burton    

Lawyers are only interested in money not justice. From personal experience, as a former spouse of an abuser and adulterer, I was told "you do not have the money to hire me" by several lawyers. Only the rich can buy justice.

1284 days ago
19.

Rachel    

Always wanted t do this

fiiiiiiiiiiiirst

1284 days ago
20.

HumanNature    

NEVADA MEDICAL BOARD ALLOW THIS "QUACK" TO KEEP HIS LICENSE WHEN HE LIED TWICE ON HIS 2007 AND 2009 MEDICAL LICENSE RENEWAL!!!

A TRIAL OF LIES AND MURDER IN HIS PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL LIFE!!!

SOMETHING IS TRULY WRONG HERE!!!

1284 days ago
21.

HumanNature    

CORRECTION

MEDICAL BOARD ALLOW THIS "QUACK" TO KEEP HIS LICENSE WHEN HE LIED TWICE ON HIS 2007 AND 2009 MEDICAL LICENSE RENEWAL!!!

A TRAIL OF LIES AND MURDER IN HIS PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL LIFE!!!

SOMETHING IS TRULY WRONG HERE!!!

1284 days ago
22.

Siggisis    

Hi. :-)

I bet Murray claims that during this ill fated surgery, he had to go take a leak, and when he came back, the patient had poked a hole in his heart himself. Murray-style. And not a word for the family - just like in Michael´s case. This man is despicable.
His licences to practice medicine in Nevada and Texas need to be revoked NOW - REALLY!!!

1284 days ago
23.

Siggisis    

His licences to practice medicine in Nevada and Texas need to be revoked NOW - REALLY!!!

Posted at 4:30 AM on Feb 16, 2011 by Siggisis

Must add: it is only a question of time before another patient dies under this man´s careless and substandard treatment.

1284 days ago
24.

Lee lee    

22.
Hi. :-)

I bet Murray claims that during this ill fated surgery, he had to go take a leak, and when he came back, the patient had poked a hole in his heart himself. Murray-style. And not a word for the family - just like in Michael´s case. This man is despicable.
His licences to practice medicine in Nevada and Texas need to be revoked NOW - REALLY!!!

Posted at 4:30 AM on Feb 16, 2011 by Siggisis
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Hey Siggisis !!

It seems crazy doesn't it???? He's like a cat with nine lives.

I'm waiting for KARMA !!

1284 days ago
25.

mija    

In all fairness... Everyone signs a waiver when they go into surgery. It even ask about a Will. He can't take Murray to court, right? They might have a negligent case if they can provide the autopsy results that he operated carelessly.

1284 days ago
26.

Siggisis    

I'm waiting for KARMA !!

Posted at 4:37 AM on Feb 16, 2011 by Lee lee

For some strange reason, some people get away with way too much! I hope in Murray´s case, his luck is over SOON!
Got to go back to work - perhaps I´ll see you later.

1284 days ago
27.

HumanNature    

Judge questions Conrad Murray's hiring of lawyer who once worked for Michael Jackson defense team

The judge handling the trial of Michael Jackson’s physician expressed concern Tuesday that the doctor recently hired a lawyer who once worked for a firm that defended the pop star from child molestation charges.

[Updated at 3:19 p.m.: Dr. Conrad Murray added attorney Nareg Gourjian to his defense team for the involuntary manslaughter trial set to begin next month. Gourjian formerly worked for Mark Geragos, who was Jackson’s attorney about seven years ago in the runup to a molestation trial in Santa Maria.]

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor said at a hearing Tuesday that he was worried about a possible conflict of interest and would seek input from Jackson’s estate before ruling.

Gourjian said he was a junior associate who had “minimal” involvement in the Jackson defense and said, “There is no conflict.” The singer changed lawyers before trial.

The defense gave the prosecution a list of more than 90 potential witnesses. The prosecution has already turned over a list of more than 100 names.

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2011/02/conrad-murray-michael-jackson.html
Murray could face four years in prison if convicted.

1284 days ago
28.

sofi    

How tragic! murray kills Michael and then the tragic death of another patient is known.Wasn't the medical board aware of this?
He claims to be a doctor but his actions so far show the opposite.
He operated on a patient with a heart condition without knowing what he was doing,the patient dies and he has no guilty conscience.
He was paid to make sure that Michael remains healthy yet stuffs him with propofol using the insomnia excuse,when he realizes something is wrong with Michael he doesn't know how to perform CPR and he lets Michael die,again without a guilty conscience.
How come AEG didn't check his background?
Will he ever get punished for taking innocent lives because of the cash?

1284 days ago
29.

mj fan forever    

AND THAT MURDERER HAS EVEN THE COURAGE OF CALLING HIMSELF A DOCTOR???!!!!!

OBVIOUSLY HIS LOSERS TEAM SAY THAT THE CLAIMS HAD NO MERIT AND OBVIOUSLY MURDERER ACTED IN THE SAME WAY, RETAINING NOT TO HAVE ANY RESPONSIBILITY, HE HAS NO CARE AND RESPECT FOR HUMAN LIFE!!!!!!

HE IS JUST A COLD BLOODED MURDERER AND NOTHING MORE AND MUST ROT IN JAIL!!!!

BUT APPARENTLY FOR NEVADA AND TEXAS MEDICAL BOARDS IT'S NOT ENOUGH!!! ?????? WITHOUT COUNTING THAT FOR ONE YEAR AND A HALF NOBODY "DARED" SUSPEND HIS DAMNED LICENSE EVEN IF HE COMMITTED A HOMICIDE!!!! WHAT A SUCKS!!!!

HOW MANY PEOPLE MURDERER HAS TO KILL AGAIN BEFORE THEY CONSIDER THERE ARE ENOUGH PROOFS FOR STRIPPING LITERALLY HIS SO-CALLED "LICENSE" ???!!!!

SHAME!!!!!!

1284 days ago
30.

HumanNature    

In all fairness... Everyone signs a waiver when they go into surgery. It even ask about a Will. He can't take Murray to court, right? They might have a negligent case if they can provide the autopsy results that he operated carelessly.

Posted at 4:40 AM on Feb 16, 2011 by mija

THAT WAIVER DOES NOT MEAN IF THE DOCTOR IS A "QUACK" AND KILL YOU THAT YOUR FAMILY CAN NOT SUE!!!

THERE'S A PATTERN OF THIS "QUACK" IN HIS PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL LIFE!!!!

IT'S CALL "LIAR AND MURDERER"!!!

THIS "QUACK" SUPPOSE TO BE A CARDIOLOGIST AND HE CAN'T EVEN PERFORM CPR CORRECTLY LET ALONE DO SURGERY!!!!

CON "RAT" THE MURDERER SHOULD NOT BE IN THE MEDICAL FIELD!!!

HE'S A DRUG DEALER WITH A LICENSE TO KILL!!!

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