This is a recap of the last few days of the People vs Dr. Conrad Murray trial, appearing on HLN tv Channel 41, Lafayette, Louisiana at 11:00 a.m. till 6:00 p.m. It’s Michael Jackson’s trial though; it’s a trial to vindicate Michael Jackson’s death that wasn’t supposed to happen. What a shame that you can kill someone so negligently and get a slap on the wrist. Dr. Conrad wins the “worst doctor award” hands down.
Today, five patients testified for Dr. Conrad Murray. That’s nice. Apparently, he’s been a good doctor to five patients. Irrelevant. He even cried during one of his patient’s testimony. He feels pity for himself. What about Michael?
Today, Dr. Robert Waldmon testified. He’s a specialist in Addictions. It’s on record that Michael Jackson was receiving large doses of the pain killer (Demerol) for his botox, facial injections and plastic surgery. It is Dr. Waldmon’s belief that Michael Jackson was suffering from an addiction to Demerol and the side effects were anxiety and sleeplessness. It’s unfortunate for the defense that Michael Jackson didn’t die with Demerol in his system, then the defense could really blame Michael for shooting himself up. As it is, it’s Michael’s fault he couldn’t sleep, and it’s his fault he MADE Dr. Conrad Murray shoot him up with Propofol.
Apparently, it’s Michael Jackson’s fault he became addicted to pain killers and Propofol. Every addict has a right to do to himself what he wants. However, do doctors have a right to contribute to a patient’s addiction? Michael didn’t write his own prescription, someone else did.
Kenny Ortego, choreographer for the This Is It tour, felt Michael Jackson “wasn’t right mentally and physically.” He sent an email to Randy Philips, producer of This Is It, telling him “Michael Jackson was ill and probably needed a psychological evaluation and was not ready to perform.” However, Dr. Murray intervened and stated, “Michael Jackson was physically and mentally capable of handling all his responsibilities of the show,” said Ortego.
Apparently, Dr. Conrad Murray is contradicting himself here. Now, in his trial, the defense is making it seem like Michael Jackson is a drug addict, addicted to Demerol and Propofol and was probably going to die anyway, so why convict Dr. Conrad Murray, a completely innocent bystander? Dr. Murray basically went to the bathroom to relieve himself while Michael Jackson injected himself with a large dose of Propofol?
So, which is it? Is he a drug addict or was he “physically and mentally capable of handling all his responsibilities of the show?”
Kenny Ortego testified, “I was shocked. Michael Jackson didn’t seem to be physically or emotionally stable.”
Again, this seems irrelevant. In either scenario, as Michael Jackson’s personal physician, he should have put the patient’s best interest first and sought treatment in a hospital setting for Michael Jackson’s drug addiction and/or insomnia. Canceling the concert probably would have relieved his insomnia and anxiety and it would have saved his life too. A simple “no”, was all that was really needed.
Update: This Examiner quit following what happened to Dr. Murray after the trial due to developments. Basically, AEG Entertainment in all probability owned Dr. Murray and thus he was under their thumb in administering care to MJ. Like many of us citizens, Dr. Murray was trying to make a living. He was trying to please his patient and also AEG Entertainment. All health care personnel are under increasing pressures to deliver the best possible care, to please the patient, to please our employers and also to pay our bills. Sometimes we fail and I truly have compassion for Dr. Murray now as well as MJ.
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