Expert on Dr. Conrad Murray Medical Decisions: Oye ...

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A leading cardiologist for the California Medical Board told a jury today that Dr. Conrad Murray was grossly negligent in his treatment of Michael Jackson.

Dr. Alon Steinberg testified that Murray, who's facing involuntary manslaughter charges in the June 2009 death of the pop icon, demonstrated an "extreme deviation" from standard practices in the medical care he provided.

That, more than anything else, could lead to Murray's conviction.

Conrad Murray in Court

The Michael Jackson autopsy photo displayed in court Tuesday and Murray's recording of the delirious star are chilling, but don't necessarily prove his guilt.

Steinberg's testimony is a different ballgame. We're not on the jury, but it's hard to imagine they won't be influenced by some of this expert's views.

He reviewed Murray's case relying solely on transcripts from his police interview because he wanted "to judge Dr. Murray on his very own words."

Dr. Steinberg made it clear that he is a cardiologist, not an anesthesiologist. That said, these are a few of his observations of Murray's medical care:

  • Murray did not take notes, typically standard for insurance and legal reasons, but most importantly for the patient ... this caused confusion in the ER.
  • Murray lacked basic medical equipment in case of an emergency; In addition, Murray didn't have an assistant on hand in case of an emergency.
  • There were six separate, distinct deviations of standard of medical care.
  • Each example of Murray's deviations amounts to "gross negligence."
  • Propofol is used for procedures in a hospital, never as a sleep aid.
  • Murray's biggest mistake was not making the 911 call immediately.  
  • Murray had no idea what he was doing when MJ was unresponsive.
  • Murray's behavior was "bizarre."

Then the absolute coup de grace:

  • Murray's misconduct led to the untimely death of Michael Jackson; If these deviations hadn't happened, "Mr. Jackson would still be alive."
  • Even if we assume Michael did take the fatal dose, as Murray dubiously claims, he still would have been responsible for Jackson's death, as leaving Michael "alone in that room was like leaving a baby on a countertop." 

Dr. Conrad Murray:

 

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All and any Dr that treated M. Jackson with the kinda drugs that where found in his room after his death should be all on trial not just Dr. Murry. The huge doses of drugs that where given too him from all these doctors paid a great role in his death>

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Back in the 80's, my mother, who founded the Greater Los Angeles Chapter of the Lupus Foundation of America, was briefly a patient of Dr. Allan Metzger's. He was quite famous in a field of medicine so specialized it was beyond elite. Dr. Metzger was a Doctor of Internal Medicine making groundbreaking contributions in the areas of auto-immune disorders and rheumatoid arthritic diseases, such as Lupus. We were amongst many who knew the secret about Michael Jackson having Lupus; we were amongst the few who actually respected MJ's privacy by not spreading this information around town like his doctor did, our source of this private information. Unfortunately, even way back then, I recognized the preferential and unprofessional treatment this egotistical specialist proudly donned like his numerous framed credentials from elite Universities covering his sterile walls. My mom changed doctors.

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SOMEONE SHOULD SMACK THE SMIRK, OFF OF STEINBERG'S FACE.

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All I can say is I smell a major Troll around here... :/
Geesh no Respect for Michael whatsoever. :(

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conrad, what do you want me to order for supper baby-pie!!...want itallian?...hurry home, they'll NEVER EVER convict you darling!! believe That!...youre a 33 in the masons babe!!! heehawww

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poor,poor conrad murray...

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If some one of those "writers" has medical education?

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He's done... this more experience doctor just add the nail to his already been proven guilty verdict.

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Thank you Dr. Steinberg for bringing forth a very strong messaqe of negligence on Dr. Murry's part to the jury. I commend you for remaining professional under pressure.

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