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People vs. Dr. Conrad Murray

Sleep Doc:

Murray's Care Was "Disturbing"

10/13/2011 5:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Sleep Expert -- Dr. Nader Kamangar Testifies
Updated 10/13/11 at 8:45 AM

1012_orlando_witnessDr. Nadar Kamangar had some harsh words for Dr. Conrad Murray's treatment of Michael Jackson -- calling it "inconceivable," "unethical," and "disturbing."

* Dr. Kamangar told the court insomnia is a common problem in the ICU ... he said he uses Propofol on a daily basis.
* Kamangar said Propofol should be used with extreme caution because it can be unpredictable, especially when used with other sedatives.
* He said Murray's treatment of Michael Jackson amounted to "gross negligence."
* According to Kamangar , Murray should have never given MJ any sedatives because he was dehydrated ... which means his blood pressure was already low.
* He also said Murray's failure to call 911 was an "unconscionable deviation of care" adding, Murray wasted critical time calling MJ's assistant instead of calling 911.
* Kamangar told the court Murray broke one of the first rules of medicine -- putting your patient first -- when he witheld information from ER docs.
* He also said Murray behaved unethically when he chose to ignore "clear signs" of MJ's drug addiction.

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Sleep Expert -- Dr. Nader Kamangar Testifies, Day 2
Updated 10/13/11 at 8:45 AM

1013_first_witness_conradDr. Kamangar took the stand again today to continue his testimony, insisting he would never cave to a patient's drug demands.

* Kamangar told defense attorney Michael Flanagan the drugs MJ took were a "recipe for disaster," saying  the cocktail of meds caused MJ death.
* He called Murray's failure to chart  "an egregious violation" and a contributing factor in the singer's death.
* Kamangar told defense lawyers MJ seemed to have clear signs of insomnia triggered by "secondary causes" such as anxiety or drug addiction.
* Kamangar also said Murray should have ruled out other possible problems that could have caused MJ's insomnia before loading him up with a boatful of drugs.
* He told the court, the first thing Murray should have done was to have MJ write a "sleep diary" to figure out what the underlying problem was.
* Flanagan asked Kamangar about a study showing Propofol is safe to use for insomnia. Kamangar said the study was done in a monitored area after secondary problems have been ruled out ... he insisted it's incomprehensible to use Propofol at home.
* Kamangar said using Lorazepam to treat insomnia is inappropriate.
* Kamangar told Flanagan that -- based on the transcripts from the police interview -- he believed Murray gave MJ 25 mg of Propofol PLUS an additional unspecified amount through an IV drip on June 25.
* Kamanger said Murray subjected MJ to an experiment by giving him Propofol to treat his insomnia.
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Marie    

Dr. Nadar Kamangar is a real doctor not a quack like Dr. Conrad Murray. Dr. Nadar would have cared more about Michael Jackson's health than about his money.

1073 days ago
2.

UPYOURS    

Dr. Nader Kamangar just slapped the horse Murray has been sitting on since Dr. Steinberg's testimony. I would call the medical testimony as quite comprehensive and easily understood, even though I have a medical background, for others its much easier to understand. Wish I knew how many dr's reviewed Murray's "treatment" or lack thereof

1073 days ago
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AlwaysOnTimeB    

Moste Definitely UNETHICAL!!!!

1073 days ago
4.

michelle    

Oh Mr. Murray (cause calling him a Dr would be unethical at this point) enjoy your borrowed time while it lasts. Maby wearing orange ties in court would be more fitting.

1073 days ago
5.

mj fan forever    

MURDERER IS UNETHICAL DISTURBING INCONCEIVABLE DISGUSTING LIKE HIM MICHAEL COULD BE SAVED BUT MICHAEL JACKSON WAS NOT A DRUG ADDICT WHERE THE HELL HE SHOWED CLEAR SIGNS OF DRUG ADDITION WHEN THE ONLY DRUGS FOUND IN HIS SYSTEM WERE THOSE MURDERER ADMINISTERED HIM?????? MICHAEL JACKSON WANTED TO SLEEP HE WAS NOT A DRUG ADDICT HE THOUGHT PROPOFOL COULD HELP HIM MURDERER LET HIM BELIEVE SO MURDERER!!!!!! NO DAMNED DEFENSE MURDERER NO DAMNED DEFENSE BURN IN HELL MURDERER!!!!! JUSTICE FOR MICHAEL JACKSON!!!!!!

1073 days ago
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kitkatmac    

It's too bad MJ didn't go to this guy for help with his insomnia.

1073 days ago
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MJFAN    

Great testimony by Dr. Kamangar! Murray is GUILTY GUILTY! its sad knowing that Michael Jackson could have possibly been saved if his so called "doctor" would have done the right thing by calling 911 while he was administering CPR.

JUSTICE for MJ!

1073 days ago
9.

Kay-Kay    

What I don't understand is how can Murray sit in a courtroom and waste the tax payers money? This guy has no heart and no soul. He should not be called a doctor he proved he has no respect for Medical ethics! As we sit and watch him squirm I wonder when he will break he looks like he is getting close to it after today. I am glad Dr. Stienberg held his professional ground with the defense team (The defense team showed up to a gun fight with a fork. But when you tell the truth it is easy to stand your ground. I feel that even we as people without any medical training know to call 911 for help! It saddens me that MJ lost his life over this and brought a complete fool just hungry for money and MJ placed his life in this guys hand. Murray is a liar, a cheat. He was never board certified and his credentials are bogus. I thank Dr Nadar for his professional input also. Thank goodness we do have professional doctors that have gone to school and whole heartily believe in their medical oath.

1073 days ago
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mymjj5.    

According to Kamangar , Murray should have never given MJ any sedatives because he was dehydrated ... which means his blood pressure was already low.
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Murray stated from day one, that michael called him complaining of dehydration. Yet murray pumped michael's system full of sedatives. murray went on record with all the meds he injected into michael's system.

As for Michael's drug addition, he admitted his dependency on pain medication well over a decade ago to over 100 million people......He went into rehab.

Wow Michael has to be the first drug addict with healthy internal organs.......After being poison to death by murray Michael's internal organs showed no signs of abuse......

1073 days ago
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EarthAngel    

One wonders if MJ was ever directed to seek treatment for his insomnia. This was apparently one of his biggest complaints and most definitely should have been addressed

1073 days ago
12.

Sherri    

Yes the doctor was wrong for giving him these drugs but MJ was getting the same stuff from that Dr Klein, so he knew about the drug long before Murray came along and sorry to say but Murray may be imcompitent but he's not that money hungry or he would have kept MJ alive why kill the bank, makes no sense to me. I think these Dr's (all of them) need to put done their RX pads for a while and quit over drugging people, look at Heath Ledger died because he had drugs from different Dr's that didn't mix Anna Nicole Smith took anything any Dr would give her. Seems like doctors rather drug you up then deal with a patients problems.

1073 days ago
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Pegasus    

The Reason Michael Jackson's Autopsy Photo Was Shown To JurorsThe Reason Michael Jackson's Autopsy Photo Was Shown To Jurors
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Posted on Oct 12, 2011 @ 09:30AM print it send it
WENNBy Jen Heger
Radar Legal Editor

The autopsy photo of Michael Jackson that was shown in court on Tuesday at Dr. Conrad Murray's involuntary manslaughter trial evoked tears and gasps from audience members in attendance, and RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned why it was used.

"The defense has witnesses that are going to testify that Michael Jackson's bones were protruding, and that he looked very, very sick. Remember the paramedic told jurors that when they first arrived at Michael Jackson's bedroom, they thought he was a hospice patient. The photo had to be shown to jurors to show Michael Jackson's physical state. The Jackson family was warned before the photo was shown, and Katherine Jackson left without seeing the photo," a law enforcement source tells RadarOnline.com.

PHOTOS: Key Players In The Trial Of Dr. Conrad Murray

RadarOnline.com has chosen not to publish Michael Jackson's autopsy photograph. "Showing an autopsy photo is never taken lightly. It can be gruesome, but there is always a very specific reason why it's shown. This wasn't done for shock value, as some pundits have declared," the insider says.

As RadarOnline.com previously reported, the D.A. is expected to rest their case this week; the defense will then begin presenting its case.

1073 days ago
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Pegasus    

The Reason Michael Jackson's Autopsy Photo Was Shown To JurorsThe Reason Michael Jackson's Autopsy Photo Was Shown To Jurors
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Posted on Oct 12, 2011 @ 09:30AM print it send it
WENNBy Jen Heger
Radar Legal Editor

The autopsy photo of Michael Jackson that was shown in court on Tuesday at Dr. Conrad Murray's involuntary manslaughter trial evoked tears and gasps from audience members in attendance, and RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned why it was used.

"The defense has witnesses that are going to testify that Michael Jackson's bones were protruding, and that he looked very, very sick. Remember the paramedic told jurors that when they first arrived at Michael Jackson's bedroom, they thought he was a hospice patient. The photo had to be shown to jurors to show Michael Jackson's physical state. The Jackson family was warned before the photo was shown, and Katherine Jackson left without seeing the photo," a law enforcement source tells RadarOnline.com.

PHOTOS: Key Players In The Trial Of Dr. Conrad Murray

RadarOnline.com has chosen not to publish Michael Jackson's autopsy photograph. "Showing an autopsy photo is never taken lightly. It can be gruesome, but there is always a very specific reason why it's shown. This wasn't done for shock value, as some pundits have declared," the insider says.

As RadarOnline.com previously reported, the D.A. is expected to rest their case this week; the defense will then begin presenting its case.

1073 days ago
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Pegasus    

LIVE STREAM: Dr. Conrad Murray On Trial In Michael Jackson’s Death – Watch It Here LiveLIVE STREAM: Dr. Conrad Murray On Trial In Michael Jackson’s Death – Watch It Here Live
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Posted on Oct 12, 2011 @ 11:00AM print it send it
Sipa Press/WENNby Radar Staff

The explosive trial of Dr. Conrad Murray -- charged in the death of pop superstar Michael Jackson -- continues today in Los Angeles, and RadarOnline.com is once again live streaming the proceedings, starting at 8:45 am PT/11:45 am ET.

The prosecution is starting to wind down its case by calling its three final witnesses -- a cardiologist, a sleep expert, and an anesthesiologist -- all of whom will slam Dr. Conrad Murray for using Propofol as a sleep aid for Jackson. The D.A. will likely rest its case this week; then it will be the defense’s turn.

Michael Jackson Slurring His Words Recording Played At Trial: ‘I Didn’t Have A Childhood’

Murray -- Jackson’s live-in physician at the time of his death in June, 2009 -- is charged with involuntary manslaughter in the King of Pop’s death for allegedly giving him a deadly dose of the powerful anesthetic Propofol.

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If convicted, Murray could face up to four years behind bars.

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