Medical experts called in to testify in Dr. Conrad Murray’s manslaughter case deem him guilty in Michael Jackson’s untimely death.
E! News reports that cardiologist Dr. Alon Steinberg said Conrad is fully responsible for the King of Pop’s death, and if it wasn’t for him, Michael Jackson would still be alive today.
Alon testified Wednesday that Conrad is still at fault even if Michael Jackson gave himself propofol. Dr. Nader Kamangar, a UCLA sleep expert, agrees with Steinberg.
They call it criminal negligence. Conrad did not call paramedics for several minutes after he realized Michael wasn’t breathing. According to Alon, that action along with other decisions may have cost Michael his life.
Both Nader and Alon agree that his actions defied basic medical training. "Acute propofol intoxication" in combination with several sedatives, including lorazepam was the cause of Michael’s death, according to the Los Angeles County coroner’s ruling.
But propofol, a powerful sedative, was not supposed to be administered at home in the first place. Conrad allowed Michael to take propofol to ease his insomnia, a practice that was extremely dangerous. Nader called the deed “disturbing” and “unethical.”
Nader said that propofol has no therapeutic value in treating insomnia.The fact that Michael gave himself the drug presents a scary thought to Nader and Alon.
"When you monitor a patient, you never leave their side, especially after giving propofol. It’s like leaving a baby that’s sleeping on your kitchen countertop,” Alon said. The doctors say that it is more than enough to convict Conrad for Michael’s death.
Anesthesiologist Dr. Steven Shafer, will testify in court today that Murray is at fault as a result of negligence as well.