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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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76.

mjlover    

I TOLD YA!!! HE'S A MONSTER!!!!! ROTTEN IN HELL DR.DEATH!!!!

1291 days ago
77.

Ulja    

I think that not everybody can afford services of lawyers . If one has the money, then one would not hesitate to sue the offender!

1291 days ago
78.

Joanne    

I agree with you # 2

1291 days ago
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Siggisis    

siggisis..in all fairness to murray , we really dont know what he might have done to make amends for recklessly losing that patient..
.he may have tried to compensate the mans widow in some way...

perhaps by stuffing a dollar bill in her underwear like he does with all the other women who enter his life....

Posted at 9:42 AM on Feb 16, 2011 by nan

Heh, yeah...
I would like to see this story from a different source though - a more reliable one.
Is it possible for Murray to have performed surgery? As far as I know he is not a surgeon.

1290 days ago
81.

Tellit    

God Bless Conrad Murray.
Being a cardiologist is a high risk profession.

You don't have this "victims" full story/history...
Conrad Murrays story/history.
The son may have been after a malpractice payout.

YOU know NOTHING for a fact.

1290 days ago
82.

mymjj5.    

I hope the prosecution will bring up the names of every person who has lost his or her life trusting an incompetent quack like murray.

1290 days ago
83.

Criss    

This killer must be stopped!

1290 days ago
84.

LC4Michael    

Is it possible for Murray to have performed surgery? As far as I know he is not a surgeon.

Posted at 10:17 AM on Feb 16, 2011 by Siggisis

Good question Siggi. I did not think he was a surgeon either. I would think you would need to be a Board Certified Cardiologist Surgeon....He is certifiable, but not in Cardiology!

1290 days ago
85.

mymjj5.    

All these lame articles are an indication that Murray and his PR team are not ready. The culprits really want to keep this case at the level of gossip. Nothing has been said, written or presented that justifies murray's actions. Absolutely Nothing!! Everything thus far, shows premeditation in regards to murray.
Murray's behavior and conduct was Reckless for sure, but premeditated nontheless.(jmo)

1290 days ago
86.

mymjj5.    

@LC4Michael

good one!!!!

1290 days ago
87.

Ulja    


He is certifiable, but not in Cardiology!

Posted at 10:38 AM on Feb 16, 2011 by LC4Michael
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Add to that-- and also not in anesthesiology.

1290 days ago
88.

LC4Michael    

Add to that-- and also not in anesthesiology.

Posted at 10:51 AM on Feb 16, 2011 by Ulja

You got that right Ulja! He had no business using Propofol at all and especially in a home setting without proper equipment to monitor the patient. What a complete idiot!

1290 days ago
89.

Ulja    

_________OMG!______

1290 days ago
90.

Ulja    

It is a pity that there is no way to return time back!

1290 days ago
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