btw, cardiac arrest can happen often in this type of procedure (PTCA), one would think Murray had to have had performed CPR several times in the course of his career…
Robert Russell — Dr. Conrad Murray’s Former Patient Testifies
Updated 9/30/11 at 9:30AM
Russell claims Murray operated on him twice in March and April 2009 to install several stents in his heart after he suffered a heart attack — and Russell was pleased with the results.
But Russell claims it went downhill from there — when Murray canceled two follow-up appointments in June 2009.
Russell claims Murray finally called and left a voicemail at 11:49 AM on June 25th — about 30 minutes before Alberto Alvarez dialed 911– explaining he would be leaving the country .
After Murray canceled the appointments, Russell claims he never saw the doctor again.
Weird because I’ve never seen a pulse oximeter without an alarm. I even went to the Nonin website, and can’t find anything that says “no alarms“. You can choose the option to silence alarms, but as far as I know, they all come with alarms. But this is just another “weird” thing in this whole case. Propafol (and getting it in mid day, no less), cardiologist that doesn’t know CPR and who calls 911 a long time after MJ is unconscious, security cameras that disappear (has anyone heard what happened to them?), LA airport that closes just at the right time that day, etc, so why WOULD”T they have a pulse oximeter without an alarm? LOL My common sense tells me this is all too fishy to be real. Way too weird!
The guy who manufactures the medical device that Dr. Conrad Murray allegedly snapped onto Michael Jackson‘s finger — after Alberto Alvarez called 911 — claims it was the wrong device to monitor MJ.
It’s called a pulse oximeter — and Bob Johnson of Nonin Medical Equipment testified today … Murray was using the wrong model for the job.
Bob claims the model Murray used to monitor MJ had no alarm — so if anything went wrong, Murray wouldn’t know.
1/12/2011 4:20 PM PST by TMZ Staff
Sources connected with the Texas Medical Board and the Nevada State Board of Medical Examinerstell TMZ they are weighing their options regarding the suspension of Murray’s medical license.
Murray’s California medical license was suspended yesterday as a condition of bail in his ongoing Michael Jackson manslaughter case.
But we’re told … because a judge suspended Murray’s license and not the California Medical Board — TX and NV don’t feel compelled to follow suit and issue suspensions in their states.
We’re told Murray’s attorney, Charles Peckham, has been in talks with the NV med board and is making contact with TX as well — but no word on when a final decision will be made.
Come on, this is just too ridiculous to be true! The hearing gets postponed yet AGAIN?! lol
MICHAEL JACKSON’s family will have to wait until next year (10) to find out whether the pop star’s physician will face a trial and possible jail time for administering the anaesthetic that killed the King of Pop – the preliminary hearing has been set for 4 January (11).
At that hearing, Judge Pastor will rule whether or not to send Murray’s case to trial.
Jackson’s mother Katherine and his father Joseph joined various family members in court for the judge’s decision.
Michael Jackson manslaughter case pushed into 2011
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A key court hearing detailing the manslaughter charges against Michael Jackson’s personal physicianwas pushed back to January on Monday as the year-long probe into the singer’s death dragged on.
A Los Angeles judge set a January 4 date for a preliminary hearing that will give the first official public details of the charges against Dr. ConradMurray.
The hearing had been expected later this year but on Monday the judge said there were issues regarding the availability of witnesses and the ongoing investigation into Jackson’s death.
Dr. Murray has admitted giving the “Thriller” singer a dose of the powerful anesthetic propofol as a sleep aid before he died at his rented Los Angeles home in June 2009. He has pleaded not guilty to a charge of involuntary manslaughter and is free on $75,000 bail.
The physician’s defense team asked on Monday for permission to retest three samples obtained from syringes and an intravenous drip.
The January 4 preliminary hearing is expected to take 2-3 weeks and will require both prosecutors and Murray’s defense team to produce their evidence. A judge will rule at that time if there are sufficient grounds for a full-scale trial.
About two dozen Jackson fans waved banners outside the court on Monday calling for “Justice for MJ” and demanding that Murray be charged with murder. Jackson’s parents Katherine and Joe Jackson also attended the brief hearing.
Jackson died on June 25 2009 and officials have said he died principally because of propofol, as well as sedatives, painkillers and other drugs.
The judge in the case ruled controversially earlier this year that Murray could keep his California medicallicense while the case goes through the courts, saying he did not have the authority to suspend it.
(Reporting by Jill Serjeant, Editing by Dan Whitcomb)