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Father to File Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Michael Jackson's Physician

March 25, 2010 08:24:03 GMT

Stating Dr. Conrad Murray administered anesthetic Propofol which caused Michael Jackson's death, Joe Jackson wants the physician held to account medical malpractice.


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Michael Jackson's father is preparing to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the King of Pop's personal physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, amid allegations he administered the drugs that ultimately killed his son. Murray has pleaded not guilty to one count of involuntary manslaughter after Los Angeles prosecutors charged him with administering the powerful anesthetic Propofol to Jackson minutes before the singer went into cardiac arrest in June 2009 and died.

Joe Jackson wants Murray held to account for medical malpractice and he has instructed his lawyer Brian Oxman to begin proceedings to file the wrongful death claims in Los Angeles County Superior Court next week. Oxman tells TMZ the Jackson family patriarch is seeking an unspecified amount of punitive damages, economic support, loss of companionship and loss of consortium.

Joe will be the only Jackson named as plaintiff, unless Oxman is contacted by other interested family members. However, the notice of the legal action has angered Murray's lawyer Ed Chernoff, who is confident any such claim will not be awarded. He says, "That's like throwing a bucket of water on a man drowning in the ocean."


 




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posted by klk on Mar 26, 2010
Joeseph,how can you still try and make money off of Michael? I never saw you shed ONE tear when he died.,poor Katherine sure got the short end of the stick when she got you.
posted by LHM on Mar 25, 2010
Joe seems to have himself involved in any and everything of Michaels to try and get money. MJ didn't leave him anything in his will, so he needs to accept that and move on with his daughter from his unmarrital affair with that woman.He needs to be in court for abuse of the Jackson family. He's a money hog! Yes I too agree that the charges on Dr. Murray should of been stronger, but God will take care of him if he's a christian as he claims to be. Not so christian in lying and hiding medicines and murdering a man... The King Of Pop on top of that! R.I.P MJ
posted by LHM on Mar 25, 2010
I hope if he wins this lawsuit the money goes to MJ's 3 children. They are the innocent ones here and deserve the money to be properly raised like MJ wanted.
posted by pond on Mar 25, 2010
I want to see Murray tried for Murder II... !!!!!!!!
posted by Gee Gee on Mar 25, 2010
MICHAEL DID NOT FALL FROM THE SKY HE HAD A FATHER WHO MUST HAVE DONE SOMETHING FOR HIM,LEAVE JOE ALONE.HE IS MJ'S FAYHER, PLUS MJ SAID HE LOVED HIM, HE WAS HARD YES, BUT HE LOVED HIM
posted by MH4 on Mar 25, 2010
Just like Joe- he sees an opportunity to make money off his dead son and takes it. Can the Jackson family bring a lawsuit against Joe for being a horrible, horrible, father? That would be cool.
posted by jenn on Mar 25, 2010
i hate the haters, they are so evil. they come on jackson site, and say evil things, wt, please get a life, and stop being so jealous and evil.

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