Dr. Conrad Murray, the embattled former physician of Michael Jackson, gets a lot of press, most of it terrible. This time, though, we gotta give the doctor his due.
He totally saved the day after he helped stabilize a 23-year-old mother who fell unconscious on a US Airways jet en route from Houston to Phoenix Saturday.
The doctor stabilized the young woman by using the airplane's emergency kit to set up an IV and monitored her until the plane diverted to Albuquerque, N.M.
We can't imagine he reassured her when he said "You probably know me, I was Michael Jackson's doctor," but regardless, Dr. Conrad Murray got the job done.
Ironically, Murray was on his way to meet with his lawyers to plan a defense against involuntary manslaughter charges in the Michael Jackson case at the time.
He has rejected any talk of a plea deal, making a trial likely.
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The woman, who was traveling with her 11 month old baby, was met at the gate by paramedics and taken to a hospital. It is believed she has recovered fully.
She responded by saying, "Thank you so much. Thank you for helping me even without knowing me." A rep for Murray's legal team, Miranda Sevcik, said:
"We're not surprised. [Dr. Conrad Murray] a good doctor, we've always said he was a good doctor, and that's what good doctors do is save people's lives."
Murray, 57, was charged in February with a felony count of involuntary manslaughter in MJ's June 2009 death. He has pleaded not guilty, and is free on bail.
He plans to argue that Michael Jackson killed himself with Propofol, with which Murray had been treating him for insomnia, while the doc was out of the room.